SRINAGAR: Three terrorists attacked and killed two Territorial Army soldiers on duty on the Srinagar-Baramulla road, near the Sharifabad HMT locality on Srinagar’s outskirts, on Thursday afternoon, IGP (Kashmir range) Vijay Kumar said.
“Initial reports said that three terrorists were travelling in a Maruti car and two of them fired indiscriminately at the Army men, leaving two of them seriously wounded. Both soldiers succumbed to their injuries,” he said, adding that it appeared that one or two “foreign terrorists” were involved.
The slain soldiers, who were on road-opening patrol, were identified as Sepoy Ratan of 163 Battalion, Territorial Army, and Sepoy Deshmukh of 101 Battalion, Territorial Army, Kumar said. They were with the Army’s Kilo Force unit.
The area has been sealed. Defence sources said the injured soldiers died at an Army hospital.