Three soldiers were killed after terrorists opened fire on an Army convoy in south Kashmir’s Pulwana district, the Army said on Saturday. According to security officials, the terrorists fired incessantly at the vehicles carrying Armymen near the Kadlabal area of Pampore.

“Three soldiers have been martyred in a terrorist attack on a convoy at Pampore. Search operations are underway,”

-an army official said. He said further details were awaited. A police official said two soldiers were also injured in the attack that took place at the place crowded with civilians at Kadlabal in Pampore town of Pulwama district Saturday afternoon. He said the security forces exercised restraint and did not retaliated in order to avoid civilian casualties.Army convoys have been attacked several times along this stretch of the highway that connects Srinagar and Jammu and is used to carry supplies to the Srinagar-based 15 Corps that acts as a nerve center to battle militancy in the valley.

The attack comes just days after two militants were killed on in separate encounters with security forces in Anantnag and Baramulla districts.

Two militants were killed on Wednesday in separate encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The encounters took place in Anantnag and Baramulla districts. Militants opened fire on a patrol party of the army at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district this morning, a police official said. He said the army personnel retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.

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