Business Standard

8 jawans killed, 19 injured in Kashmir militant attack

The attack came on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir

BS Reporter 

Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen on Monday ambushed an convoy, killing eight jawans and injuring 19 others near Hyderpora on the outskirts here.

The attack came on the eve of Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

The attack took place at 4.35 p.m. near Classic hospital on the Panthachowk-Parimpora stretch on the highway leading to north Kashmir, when a convoy of 35 Rashtriya Rifles was going to its base camp at Budgam.

Three militants, armed with AK assault rifles, attacked the convoy from the front as well as back, killing eight jawans and injuring 16 others. The militants, who had snatched a motorcycle from two students in the nearby Baghat area, fled from the scene on the two-wheeler as the Army cordoned off the area.

While fleeing, the militants were intercepted by a joint party of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Barzulla. The ultras hurled a grenade and opened firing, resulting in injuries to a CRPF sub-inspector, a policeman and a civilian woman. The militants then boarded a black Santro car and sped from the place.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

8 jawans killed, 19 injured in Kashmir militant attack

The attack came on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir

The attack came on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen on Monday ambushed an convoy, killing eight jawans and injuring 19 others near Hyderpora on the outskirts here.

The attack came on the eve of Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

The attack took place at 4.35 p.m. near Classic hospital on the Panthachowk-Parimpora stretch on the highway leading to north Kashmir, when a convoy of 35 Rashtriya Rifles was going to its base camp at Budgam.

Three militants, armed with AK assault rifles, attacked the convoy from the front as well as back, killing eight jawans and injuring 16 others. The militants, who had snatched a motorcycle from two students in the nearby Baghat area, fled from the scene on the two-wheeler as the Army cordoned off the area.

While fleeing, the militants were intercepted by a joint party of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Barzulla. The ultras hurled a grenade and opened firing, resulting in injuries to a CRPF sub-inspector, a policeman and a civilian woman. The militants then boarded a black Santro car and sped from the place.
image

Columnists

Widgets Magazine

More News

Widgets Magazine
Widgets Magazine

Twitter Feed

  • @rajeev_mp

    Antonys past on minorities worth analyzing ! #KeralaElections2016 2/n https://t.co/JhoxSH2cQA

  • @DVSBJP

    RT @ChBirenderSingh: Whats more encouraging is that #swachhtasurvey has found that 95.6% of these toilets are being used by the people. #Tr…

  • @MPNaveenJindal

    1st ever mother-son duo at Olympics.Nino Salukvadze & her son Tsotne Machavariani will represent Georgia in shooting https://t.co/i8PwURsqYl

  • @ArvindKejriwal

    See the text below photos of degrees. Is this story a built up for an "accident"? https://t.co/k6A7W9QnQ9

  • @abdullah_omar

    Don't know about other states but J&K reserves 50% seats in medical collages for girls. Will #NEET protect this opportunity our girls get?

  • @nsitharaman

    Thanks again @cvkrishnan @rvaidya2000 @gopusp @CimGOI

  • @digvijaya_28

    https://t.co/BVJCXjyfv9

  • @Swamy39

    04/05/16, 8:21:52 AM: Shetty Jagdish: Congress wary of Swamy Hour in Rajya Sabha https://t.co/BDmJa3UpfF

  • @AnanthKumar_BJP

    #NCU Neem Coated Urea #TransformingIndia Revolutionizing Indian #Agriculture -More Neem Oil - Increased Rural Income https://t.co/kqw7eBBYgX

  • @Gen_VKSingh

    @MEAQuery https://t.co/Rotn23gnqG

  • @ShashiTharoor

    The sad story of the Amaravati stupa, most of which is in British hands: https://t.co/vkukGzeAEz

  • @ajaymaken

    RT @amanpal489: Today me and my father went to congress meeting than i meet to Sh.Ajay Maken, President Delhi Pradesh Congress... https://t

  • @smritiirani

    RT @HRDMinistry: #TransformingIndia sharing experiences of ensuring employability of our youth #NEEM #PadheinPadhaeinDeshBadhaein https://t

  • @SinghRPN

    @dighepm Thanks for the vote of confidence

  • @nitin_gadkari

    केंद्रीय जल संसाधन मंत्री @umasribharti यांनी मराठवाडा आणि विदर्भातील अनेक सिंचन प्रकल्प जलदगतीने कार्यान्वित करण्याचे मान्य केले आहे

  • @drharshvardhan

    RT @PMOIndia: #Transforming India - Less Government, More Governance https://t.co/4fvbC31VAW via NMApp https://t.co/cxtRbcDt1Z

  • @quizderek

    Campaigning has ended for #BengalPolls 7th and final day of voting May 5. #AITCWinning

  • @umasribharti

    महाराष्ट्र के सूखा, सूखे के कारण किसान की आत्महत्या तथा लातूर जैसे जगह पर पानी का संकट नहीं रहने देंगें ।

  • @thekiranbedi

    Women can be the vote bank for change and social reform. They can set the agenda for it. They have nothing to lose but their drudgery..!

  • @Rao_InderjitS

    RT @makeinindia: In a first, the Defence Min earmarks 23 major projects under #MakeInIndia for pvt industry. https://t.co/XHXEWfjisC https:…

  • @narendramodi

    Delighted to meet these friends from Gujarat…they are from the Sikh community living in Kutch. https://t.co/2Bo8QfbC8h

  • @arunjaitley

    Watch me at the 63rd #NationalFilmAwards Function at 6 PM today https://t.co/DbGzm8htIt

  • @varungandhi80

    I pay my respects to Late Shri Pramod Mahajan ji on his 10th death anniversary. He was a man of rare vision and integrity. @poonam_mahajan

  • @PMOIndia

    PM has developed a two-way communication process with citizens & built an emotional bond with listeners. https://t.co/LKGjK2YC0c #MannKiBaat

  • @MVENKAIAHNAIDU

    Lok Sabha to take up discussion on demands for grants of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation for 2016-17. Looking forward to it.

  • @milinddeora

    I agree 100% https://t.co/7mu7W12HvP

  • @RSSorg

    Condolence message from RSS on Shradhey Balraj Madhok's demise https://t.co/Rie88W87yN

  • @SushmaSwaraj

    Pl follow : In distress @MEAQuery Passports @CPVIndia @passportsevamea Reg Recruiting agents @ProtectorGenGOI Saudi Arabia @IndianEmbRiyadh

  • @Panda_Jay

    My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard