Militants opened fire on the BSF convoy at Kadlabal in Pampore town around midnight on Monday as the security personnel were returning to their camps after performing security duties for the 44-day Amarnath yatra which concluded on Sunday.

The attack came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on Tuesday.

Eight BSF men including an Assistant Commandant were injured in the attack, the police said, adding the BSF personnel were travelling in two vehicles.

The injured have been admitted to Army's 92 Base Hospital at Badamibagh here.

Earlier, in the third ceasefire violation on Monday Pakistani troops fired heavily with small arms, automatic weapons and mortar shells on seven border out posts along the International Border in Jammu district, leaving two BSF jawans injured.

Two BSF jawans suffered minor injuries in the firing exchanges and were shifted for treatment, the officer said.

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