3 soldiers injured and a civilian killed in Kashmir attack

Srinagar: The terrorists were at it again, they again carried out a deadly attack in the Shopian district. The area has been in turmoil and to hunt down the hidden terrorists the army is carrying out a combing operation and this, perhaps, is making them restless. 

A civilian driver was killed and three soldiers were injured on Thursday when militants ambushed their vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said.

"Exchange of fire occurred between a returning column in Imam Sahib area. The operation against terrorists is under way," Army spokesperson Col. Rajesh Kalia said.

Nazir Ahmad, who was driving the solders in a private vehicle, succumbed to his injuries, police confirmed.

The security forces had carried out a massive search operation in 20 villages of the district to trace militants responsible for recent attacks on policemen, political activists and also those involved in the recent spate of bank robberies.

News24Bureau and IANS