5 killed, 8 injured in a militant attack

Updated: June 24, 2013 21:06 IST

At least four army personnel have been killed and eight injured as militants opened fire at an Army convoy near Bemina on the outskirts of Srinagar on Monday. Jammu and Kashmir Police said that the encounter took place along the Srinagar-Baramulla Highway. According to reports, at least one militant was holed up in the area, which was cordoned off following the attack. The attack came a day before the scheduled arrival of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on a two-day visit to Srinagar. The prime minister is expected to announce a package for the border districts of the state.

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