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Terror attack in Kashmir: 3 jawans martyred in ambush by suspected militants in Srinagar's Pampore

Three Soldiers Were Killed After Suspected Militants Attacked An Army Convoy Near Kadlabal Area Of Pamore On Srinagar-Jammu Highway On Saturday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 18 Dec 2016, 07:41:18 AM
A senior CRPF official briefs media on the Pampore attack. (ANI)

New Delhi:

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.

(With inputs from PTI, more details are awaited)

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First Published : 17 Dec 2016, 03:47:00 PM