Three soldiers were injured when militants fired at an army convoy at Handwara in Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday morning. According to NDTV, one of the injured jawans was airlifted to the Army Hospital in Srinagar after his condition deteriorated.
The attack took place on the Baramulla-Handwara highway when the convoy was travelling from Baramulla, reported The Indian Express. Army officials said the militants fled after the ambush. The attack site has been cordoned off and a search operation has been launched in the region.
This is the second militant attack on an army convoy in Kashmir after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed on July 8. On August 17, two soldiers and a policeman were killed and three other security personnel were injured when militants attacked an army convoy in Baramulla district.