Three army personnel and a civilian were killed when militants ambushed security forces in Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.

“Militants ambushed and fired at the army in Chitargam village of Shopian district today morning,” police said here.

“The army was returning after carrying out a search operation in Kungoo village when they were ambushed by the militants,” police added.

Three army jawans and one woman civilian were killed while four other army personnel including a lieutenant colonel and a major have been injured. Three of the injured are in a critical condition. 

The injured have been airlifted to Srinagar for treatment.

Reinforcements were immediately rushed to surround the area and trace the militants. Security forces have cordoned off the area.