Militants open fire on army convoy in Srinagar, one soldier injured
Militants opened fire at an army convoy near a hospitalindia Updated: Apr 01, 2017 15:37 IST
Militants on Saturday opened fire on an army convoy near a hospital on Parimpora-Panthachowk bypass road in Srinagar.
A police spokesperson said that one solider was injured in the attack.
The militants opened fire on the convoy near JVC Hospital, Bemina at around 1.15 pm, the official said.
He said the last vehicle of the convoy was hit by the bullets and the troops retaliated.
The area has been cordoned off and combing operations started to track down the militants, the official said.
In a separate incident, there was panic in Srinagar’s commercial centre Lal chowk and adjoining area after rumour of a militant attack at a hotel.
While witnesses said gun shots were heard, a senior police officer refuted the news saying a person entered a hotel building and started vandalising it.
Police have detained the person and investigation in on.