Two policemen were killed and another seriously injured in a militant ambush in Pampore town, 14 kms away from Srinagar, on Wednesday evening.
According to the police, militants fired indiscriminately from their automatic weapons at a team of the local police, which was on duty in Kadalbal area of the town.
"Three policemen were injured in the militant attack and they were immediately taken to Soura medical institute for treatment. However, two of them were critically injured and they succumbed to their injuries despite best efforts of the doctors at the institute, who tried to revive them," a senior police officer said.
The condition of the injured policeman is also critical, according to hospital sources.
The ambush site was surrounded and searched by security forces. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.