Three soldiers were killed after an army convoy was ambushed by terrorists on Saturday near Pampore in south Kashmir.
The terrorists attacked the convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at around 3.30 pm. At least two other soldiers were injured in the attack that took place around 20 km from Srinagar, reports NDTV.
#FLASH 3 soldiers lost their lives in the terrorist attack in Pampore (J&K), search operation underway.— ANI (@ANI_news) December 17, 2016
Initial reports claim the militants were on a motorcycle when they began firing indiscriminately and then rode away quickly.
The army cordoned off some parts of Pampore immediately and began a house-to-house search operation to nab the attackers, reports The Hindu.
Pampore has witnessed several terror strikes this year. The seven-story Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building in the town was attacked in both February and October.