NEW DELHI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- At least three Indian security forces were killed and three others injured in a terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a senior police official said.
"The incident took place in the northern state's Baramulla district around 2.30 a.m. (local time) when a group of terrorists ambushed a convoy of the Indian Army at Khwaja Bagh in Baramulla," he said on condition of anonymity.
While two Indian soldiers died, two others were injured in the attack, the official said, adding that one policeman was also killed and another injured as their vehicle, which was part of the Army convoy, also came under attack.
"A massive search operation has been launched to track down the terrorists who managed to flee the spot," he said.
This is the third terror attack in the last 36 hours in the restive region, which has been on the boil since the killing of 22-year-old Burwan Wani, terror outfit Hizbul Mujahiddin's poster boy for new militancy, by Indian security forces in July.
On Tuesday evening, militants attacked a police post with grenades, injuring five cops, at Kakpora village in the region's Pulwama district.
And a day before, when India was celebrating its 70th Independence Day, terrorists attacked Indian security forces in capital Srinagar, killing one and injuring eight others. Two militants were later gunned down in retaliatory action.
India blames Pakistan or Pakistan-based terror outfits for most of the attacks in Kashmir over which the two countries have fought at least three major wars in the past 65 years.