Eight army men wounded in Kashmir attack
15 September 2006
Indo-Asian News Service
Srinagar: Eight Indian soldiers were injured, two of them critically, when separatist guerrillas ambushed a passing army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district Friday afternoon.Heavily armed guerrillas sprayed bullets at a passing Indian Army convoy near Thokarpora village on the Srinagar-Kupwara highway, 80 km from here, in north Kashmir Friday afternoon, a senior police official told IANS. 'The convoy was on its way from Kupwara to Srinagar. Eight army men were injured in the heavy firing by militants,' the official said.Defence spokesman Col. Hemant Juneja said the two critically injured soldiers were airlifted to Srinagar base hospital for treatment.'Troops have cordoned off the village and are conducting massive searches to trace the militants,' Col Juneja said.No group has yet claimed responsibility.