Eight army men were reported to be dead in Hydepora ambush on a army convoy carried out by suspected militants. The convoy was apparently on way from north Kashmir and moving towards south.
The scene of the clash, on the eve of prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit, is somewhere near the Classic Hopsital.
The ambush has triggered a scare across in Srinagar. As most of the traffic that was taking bypass route stands diverted, there is massive pressure on the inner roads in the city. There are traffic jams and panic in most of the uptown area and search operation is on.