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Terrorists kill 5 armymen in J&K

Four others were hurt in an ambush laid by terrorists in Anantnag district.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2005 14:13 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Terrorists an Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, killing five soldiers and wounding four, and then made their way into a house near the national highway from where they continued to fire, police said in Srinagar.

The terrorists attacked the convoy at Awantipora town in south Kashmir's Anantnag district at 10.30 am.

"The terrorists first hurled grenades and later resorted to heavy automatic fire on the Army convoy, which was going from Srinagar to Jammu in Anantnag town on Saturday morning. Three soldiers were killed on the spot and two succumbed to injuries later," Javaid Mukhdoomi, inspector general of Kashmir zone, said.

The entire town was surrounded by paramilitary and Army reinforcements that rushed there to conduct search operations for the terrorists. The rebels were found to have made their way into a house adjacent to the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

The terrorists are continuing to fire from inside the house. Traffic on the strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway has been suspended, Army officials said.

First Published: Sep 10, 2005 11:25 IST