At least two troopers were killed on Thursday after extremists attacked their contingent in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
The Indian army was attacked in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
‘Militants today fired indiscriminately at quick reaction team of Indian army in general area Aban Shah Chowk-Khushipora here,’ Indian army spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. ‘Two soldiers were critically wounded and were evacuated to the nearest medical facility. However, they succumbed to their wounds.’
Following the attack, reinforcements of police, paramilitary and army were rushed to the spot to trace the attackers.
‘The area has been cordoned off and search operation is in progress,’ Kalia said.
So far no arrests were made.
The attack triggered panic in the area and people were seen fleeing from the spot to prevent themselves from being hit, locals said.
Reports said militants managed to escape from the area after carrying out the attack.
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