Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday condemned the terror attack in Kashmir and asserted such "cowardly" acts would not deter efforts of security forces to bring about peace in the state.
Singh, who will visit the state on Tuesday, extended condolences to the families of the army personnel who laid down their lives in the attack and prayed for early recovery of those injured.
"The Prime Minister condemned the attack in Kashmir," a statement issued by the PMO said.
"This cowardly attack will not deter the security forces who are engaged in bringing peace and order to the Kashmir valley," Singh said.
Terrorists attacked an army convoy in Hyderpora area on the outskirts of Srinagar, killing eight army personnel and injuring 19 others.
Singh will be travelling to Kashmir on Tuesday along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on a two-day visit.