Militants open fire on Army convoy in J&K's Pampore, 3 soldiers killed

PTI
Published Dec 17, 2016, 4:39 pm IST
Updated Dec 17, 2016, 6:03 pm IST
Preliminary investigations suggest that the militants might have used motorcycles to carry out the deadly attack.
Militants on Saturday attacked an army convoy by opening fire on it at Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. (Photo: AP/Representational)
 Militants on Saturday attacked an army convoy by opening fire on it at Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. (Photo: AP/Representational)

Srinagar: Three soldiers were killed and two others injured in a terrorist attack on an army convoy at a crowded place at Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Saturday.

"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 this afternoon.

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, adding, search operations were going on in the surrounding areas to track down the assailants.

The army convoy was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar when the attack took place.

 




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