Srinagar: Three soldiers were injured on Saturday in an attack on a convoy, claimed by Hizbul Mujahideen, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district, officials said.
The militants fired at the convoy near the Jhelum Valley College of Medical Science on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway, the officials told IANS.
The militant outfit owned responsibility for the attack and said it had been carried out to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.
On Sunday, Modi will inaugurate the 9.2 km Nashri-Chenani tunnel that connects Jammu region’s Udhampur and Ramban districts on the strategic 300 km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
The army convoy was coming from north Kashmir’s Baramulla town and was enroute to Srinagar city.