The attack came close on the heels of another terror strike on March 13 which left five CRPF jawans dead and several injured, including civilians. The Fidayeen (suicide) attack on a CRPF camp in Bemina, Srinagar was one of the deadliest attacks in recent times.
"Three BSF troopers were injured in the firing incident. All the injured have been shifted to the army's base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment area in Srinagar. Doctors have described the condition of one of the injured troopers as critical," the official said.
"The vehicle was coming from north Kashmir's Baramulla town to Panthachowk camp of the BSF when it was fired upon near Gulshan Nagar on the bypass road," added the official.
Senior Police and security forces officials who rushed to the spot on Thursday morning said that all the three injured BSF men were rushed to army's 92- Base Hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment for treatment.
Jammu and Kahsmir has been on a boil since the hanging of Afzal Guru, one of the main accused in 2001 Parliament attack in February.