2 soldiers injured as army convoy attacked in Kashmir

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Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) Two soldiers were injured on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district when militants attacked an army convoy, defence officials said.

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.

–IANS

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