J&K: Militants attack army convoy in Kulgam; jawan martyred, five others injured

J&K: Militants attack army convoy in Kulgam; jawan martyred, five others injured

Defence expert P.K. Sehgal on Sunday said that the attack on the Army convoy in Jammu was an outcome of the "anxious" terrorists from the Valley being rattled by India?s change in policies at the border and otherwise.

Some unknown gunmen attacked a convoy of Indian Army on Srinagar-Jammu Highway at Lower Munda near Qazigund area of the district. Additional security forces have been rushed from nearby camps and a massive search operation launched to nab the militants. The National Highway was closed to traffic for more than half an hour.

Further details are awaited. Talking to Rising Kashmir, army spokesperson, Rajesh Kalia said militants opened fire on the convoy at around 11:30 am, leaving six army men injured.

"One civil GREF labour was martyred, and one GREF driver injured in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops".




As per the agency that attack was carried out by terrorists in Anantnag's Qazigund.

The militant group Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.

Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Friday criticised Army chief General Bipin Rawat's comments on Jammu and Kashmir and accused him of declaring a war on Indian citizens.

The governor also met three Army commanders and several senior lieutenant generals holding key positions who had participated in the review meeting held by the Army chief, the spokesman said.

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