The incident comes barely hours after a SOG policeman was killed in an encounter with terrorists that broke out near Batamaloo area on Sunday, early morning.

Srinagar: Three people were injured after an explosion occurred in Tosa Maidan of Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Sunday. All the injured have, meanwhile, been admitted to the hospital. An investigation has been initiated.

"A mysterious blast occurred in Budgam's Tosa Maidan. The three injured were taken to Sub District Hospital, Khag and two of them were later referred to JVC hospital, Srinagar. One of the injured is critical. Police have taken cognisance," Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam told news agency ANI.

The incident comes barely hours after a Special Operations Group policeman was killed in an encounter which broke out early morning between the terrorists and security forces near Batamaloo area.

Three others - a Jammu and Kashmir police personnel and two CRPF jawans have sustained injuries, following the encounter.

Based on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Diyarwani in Batamaloo area of the city, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area. The internet services which were suspended in the city as a precautionary measure, have been restored.

However, it is yet to be ascertained if the explosion has any link with that of the encounter operation.