Militants ambush security convoy in Kashmir

Militants ambush security convoy in Kashmir (Representative image) BSF Jawans in Srinagar | AFP

Militants ambushed a convoy carrying paramilitary forces in Kashmir on Friday, killing two security officers and wounding seven others, police said.The militants escaped after carrying out the attack on the outskirts of Srinagar, summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, a senior police officer told Reuters.

Security forces were searching for the gunmen, he said. The two dead included a paramilitary officer and a policeman who died in hospital.Militants have carried out several attacks in recent weeks, the largest of which was a September 18 raid on an Indian army base that killed 19 soldiers.

On Wednesday, gunmen shot dead a political party worker in Kashmir, hours after two suspected militants were killed by armed forces following a 56-hour operation on the edge of Srinagar.  

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