April 22, 2018

Kashmir: Three killed as militants attack paramilitary camp in Srinagar

04 October 2017, 12:15 | Ken Black

BSF jawan injured in sniping fire by Pak on LoC

Indian troops kill 2 Pakistani in cross-border fire

Four paramilitary troopers were also injured when at least three suspected militants hurled grenades and fired automatic weapons at the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) base near Srinagar's airport before dawn.

Suicide attackers with explosives broke into a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near Srinagar airport in the early hours of the day on Tuesday, killing a soldier.

At 3:45am on Tuesday, fidayeen attackers, in military fatigues, entered the BSF's 182 battalion camp located near the Srinagar worldwide airport.

"Normal flight operations have resumed and passengers were boarding flights", said Sharad Kumar, director, Airports Authority of India, Srinagar. Two other BSF personnel and a policeman were also injured in the ongoing operation.

"The third terrorist is also believed to have been neutralized but the search operation is going on", said a police official.

The militants positioned themselves inside barracks of the BSF and there was heavy exchange of gunfire between the two sides.

Piecing together the chain of events, PTI reported police as saying the militants entered the BSF's 182 battalion headquarters through a damaged perimeter wall and started firing in all directions. "Attack was repulsed successfully", adding that the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists.

"As long as Pakistan is our neighbour, such attacks will keep happening".

"All morning flights have been suspended", a senior police official said.

Briefing the media on the attack that took place in the early hours of Tuesday, IGP Kashmir Munir Khan said, "I don't know how some sections of media are saying its a setback, it is not".

"The local cadres of militants in Kashmir have been eliminated by security forces".

Meanwhile, a constable of Indian police was killed by unknown attackers in Padgampora area of Pulwama district on Monday night.

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