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Srinagar: Two soldiers were injured in a terrorist attack close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara sector on Thursday. Officials said the terrorists attacked an army patrol near the LoC fencing in Keran sector. 

“In a standoff attack by terrorists on link patrol ahead of the LoC fence in Keran, two soldiers suffered non-fatal injuries,’’ defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

“Terrorists opened fire on a link patrol ahead of the fence at the Line of Control in Keran sector,” he said. He said two soldiers were injured in the firing, which was retaliated to by Army personnel. The operation was in progress when last reports came in, he added.

 

The attack comes on a day when Union home minister Rajnath Singh began his two-day visit to the state to review the security situation.

“Leaving for Srinagar on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Looking forward to interacting with the youth, people living in border areas and other sections of the society during my visit,’’ Singh tweeted.

The attack comes on a day when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived here on a two-day visit to the State to review the security situation.

The union minister who is on an outreach to Kashmir, urged the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to acquire education and participate in sports to change their own fate, saying many of them have been “lost in the dark for many years” in the State.