Two Indian Army jawans who were part of a road opening party were killed in a terrorist attack in the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday.

Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar was quoted by news agency ANI, "Three terrorists started shooting at our Army soldiers. Two jawans were critically injured and reportedly succumbed to injuries. Jaish has active movement here, by evening we will identify the group. Terrorists fled in a car and were armed. Two are probably Pakistani and one local."

A search operation is underway to track down the terrorists.

The fresh attack comes days after four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, who were hiding in a truck, were killed in an encounter with security forces on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Nagrota.