In a daring daylight attack, the militants from Hizbul Mujahideen, have attacked an army convoy in Srinagar, killing eight army jawans and leaving seven others injured. The fierce encounter is still on. The attack took place a day before PM Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to the Kashmir Valley.
The attack took place near Bemina in Haiderpura area of Srinagar. The Army has cordoned off the area and launched a massive operation to flush out the militants. Firing also reported from Barzulla area in the city.
This is the second attack in Srinagar in the last two days. Earlier, suspected militants shot dead two policemen on Saturday.