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7 soldiers wounded in J&K guerrilla attack

The guerrillas ambush the Indian Army convoy on the strategic Uri-Srinagar Highway in Kansipora village.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 17:34 IST

Seven soldiers were wounded on Friday when their convoy was attacked by guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Police said separatist guerrillas ambushed the Indian Army convoy on the strategic Uri-Srinagar national highway at Kansipora village, seven km from Baramulla town, with automatic rifles and grenades.

"Seven army troopers were wounded in the attack, one of them critically. The injured have been evacuated for treatment and the entire area has been cordoned off," said a senior police officer.

Top army and police officers rushed to the spot to supervise the evacuation of the injured troopers and to mount searches in the area.

The convoy was on its way to Srinagar.

First Published: Oct 13, 2006 14:43 IST