Three jawans were killed when suspected militants attacked an army convoy near Kadlabal area of Pamore on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Saturday.
Police sources said that the militant fired indiscriminately on the vehicles carrying soldiers.
The militants managed to flee from the spot after the attack.
A police official said two soldiers were also injured in the attack that took place at the place crowded with civilians.
He said the security forces exercised restraint and did not retaliated in order to avoid civilian casualties.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the militants might have used motorcycles to carry out the deadly attack, the official said. The army convoy was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar when the attack took place.
Security forces have cordoned off the adjoining residential area and launched search operation to track down the militants
On Wednesday, two suspected militants were killed in separate encounters with security forces in Anantnag and Baramulla districts.
J&K: Terrorists attack security forces at Pampore in Pulwama district; More details awaited.— ANI (@ANI_news) December 17, 2016
(With inputs from PTI, more details are awaited)