Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans and a militant were killed and eight others injured when militants attacked a convoy of the border guarding force on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Udhampur district on August 5. The terror strike, which arrived days after ultras attacked Dinanagar Police Station in Punjab, was the first in Udhampur district after over a decade.
"There was firing on a BSF convoy on the highway near Samroli by militants early this morning. Two BSF jawans were killed and around eight personnel injured. The Militants hurled grenades and opened indiscriminate fire on the convoy when it reached Nassu belt on its way from Jammu to Srinagar. BSF jawans retaliated, leaving one militant killed, " a senior police officer told PTI.
"Two BSF jawans and a militant were killed. Army and police have rushed to the spot and entire area has been cordoned off. The injured have been taken to a hospital, massive combing operations have been launched in and around areas. Vehicular movement on the highway has been stopped due to the incident. The convoy carrying Amarnath pilgrims had already crossed the highway when the militants attacked the BSF vehicle," said Danish Rana, Inspector General of Jammu.
Two BS F jawans were killed by terrorists on a highway near Jammu's Udhampur |Source: NDTV