Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen claimed an attack on Wednesday morning on an army convoy in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, injuring four soldiers. Police said the army convoy was on its way from Kupwara to Srinagar when it came under attack at Vodhpora village in Langate area of Kupwara. Militants fled from the scene after the attack.
Defence spokesman Col NN Joshi said that militants ambushed the army convoy at about 7:30am. He said two soldiers were injured who were shifted to 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar for treatment. The government forces launched a search operation in the area but could not track down the attackers.
This is second attack on an army convoy in three weeks in north Kashmir. On August 17, two soldiers and a policeman were killed and three personnel injured when Hizbul Mujahideen militants ambushed the army convoy in the wee hours on Srinagar-Baramulla highway at Khwaja Bagh in Baramulla district. Militants managed to escape from the scene.