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Two soldiers killed in militant attack in Srinagar

Police suspect the involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad in the attack

JK-encounter-anantnag-PTI-kashmir Representational image | PTI

Two Army men were killed after militants attacked Army’s quick reaction team (QRT) at Parimpora in Srinagar on Thursday.

Police sources said the attack was carried out by militant travelling in a car. They fired indiscriminately at the soldiers injuring two of them critically. Both succumbed to the injuries.

Police suspect the involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad in the attack.

Army spokesman colonel Rajesh Kali, in a statement, said, “Terrorists fired indiscriminately at Quick Reaction Team of Indian Army in general area Aban Shah Chowk, HMT, Khushipora, Srinagar today afternoon. Being a crowded area, troops exercised restraint to avoid any civilian casualties & collateral damage.

“Two soldiers were critically injured & were evacuated to the nearest medical facility. However, they have succumbed to their injuries. Area has been cordoned.”

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