A brazen attack on an Indian Army convoy by terrorists in Baramulla left two Army men and one policeman dead. Another five soldiers received injuries in the attack.
Terrorists attacked the convoy on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway between 2.30 and 3 am on August 17.
According to reports, police superintendent Imtiaz Hussain said, “We were aware about the presence of the terrorists around Baramulla town for over a month but due to violence across Kashmir, they managed to consolidate and carry out an attack.”
The terrorists fled after attacking the convoy, which also included a police jeep. The area was put under night curfew to facilitate the movement of troops in the area, a move that has been put in place following the Kashmir unrest.
It is the first time that terrorists attacked an army convoy following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
On Monday, Independence Day, terrorists had attacked a police station in Nowhatta in Srinagar in which a CRPF officer was martyred. Two terrorists were also killed by security forces. On the same day, security forces killed five terrorists in Uri sector. Kashmir has been in a state of unrest ever since the killing of Burhan Wani, a terrorists many young Kashmiris sympathized with. His killing has been used as a tool by separatists and anti-India forces inside and outside the country to create further tensions in the Valley by instigating the youth. That led to clashes between the youth and security forces leaving hundreds on both sides injured.