In a major strike on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit, terrorists opened fire on Monday at an Army convoy at Hyderpora bypass on the outskirts of the city, killing five Jawans and injuring seven others.
Militants attacked the convoy at Hyderpora bypass on the Airport-Lal Chowk road, outside a private hospital this evening, the second major strike in three days.
Omar Abdullah today expressed grief over the killing of Jawans in a terrorist attack, saying such strikes were aimed at restoring the shattered morale of the terrorists.
Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Just spoke to the Corps Commander 15th Corps to express my condolences for the loss of the of the 4 army men in the attack today.”
He also wrote on twitter,”Such high profile attacks are aimed at restoring the shattered morale of the militants while trying to demoralise the security forces.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan-based banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed the responsibility for the attack.