South Kashmir: Three soldiers wounded in Shopian militant attack

South Kashmir: Three soldiers wounded in Shopian militant attack

A police official said that the militants, believed to be 2-3 in number, fired upon a group of army men belonging to 44 RR who were deployed at Army Goodwill School in Ahagam village.

Militants on Friday morning attacked army in Ahagam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, leaving three soldiers wounded.

SSP Shopian, Shailendra Mishra said that militants attacked army party with a grenade followed by firing at Ahgam, resulting in injuries to two army men. "Both the soldiers were hospitalized," he was quoted as saying by GNS news agency.

A police official said that the militants, believed to be 2-3 in number, fired upon a group of army men belonging to 44 RR who were deployed at Army Goodwill School in Ahagam village.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman in Srinagar said that three soldiers were injured after militants attacked an army patrol in Ahagam village of Keegam area today morning.

He said the militants lobbed a grenade and opened fire on a group of army personnel when they were busy opening the Goodwill School today morning. "In this incident three army personnel sustained injuries who were subsequently evacuated to the hospital for the medical attention," he said.

"Army personnel exercised maximum restrain to avoid any damage to civil population and students around. Police has registered a case in this regard and searches to nab the militants have been initiated in the area."

Additional reporting by Gulzar Bhat from Shopian.