SRINAGAR : Militants today opened fire on an army convoy near a hospital on Parimpora-Panthachowk bypass road here. No casualties have been reported in the attack, a police official said.
The militants opened fire on the convoy near SKIMS 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.
2 soldiers injured as army convoy attacked in Kashmir
The militants fired at the convoy near the Jhelum Valley College of Medical Science on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway, the officials told IANS.
The convoy was enroute to Srinagar city from Baramulla town.
Saturday’s attack comes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state.
On Sunday, Modi will inaugurate the 9.2 km Nashri-Chenani tunnel that connects Jammu region’s Udhampur and Ramban districts on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway.