The attack took place outside Pandav park near Awantipora, 32 kms from here, this evening, the sources said.

They said that the CRPF jawans were part of a Road Opening Patrol deployed to secure the highway when they were attacked.

Both the jawans were shot at point-blank range and died on way to hospital, the sources said.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the second incident in Awantipora in three months, they said.

On August 28, two civilians were injured when motorcycle-borne militants opened fire on a police party outside the local police station.

(Agencies)

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