Terrorists fired upon a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore district on Monday leaving seven jawans injured. Two soldiers were martyred in the incident as forces were rushed to the spot.
It has been perceived as one of the biggest attacks in the outskirts of Srinagar ever since last year’s Pulwama attack in which a vehicle-borne suicide bomber had fired upon the army convoy killing 40 CRPF personnel.
Traffic has been halted on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in wake of the incident and several CRPF vehicles have been stationed here. Civilian traffic is prohibited and security has been beefed up in the region.
Ten days ago, a terrorist had launched another attack on the Indian army and managed to escape. However, this time, the soldiers engaged in an exchange of fire with the terrorists for about 15 to 20 minutes.