3 troops wounded in militant attack on camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir

The attack was retaliated and terrorists are holed up inside a building inside the campus
The attack was retaliated and terrorists are holed up inside a building inside the campus
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04 October, 2017

As per reports, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has claimed the responsibility for terror attack.

The BSF Camp near Srinagar airport was attacked by three terrorists earlier in the day.

He said the police has identified the overground worker of the JeM who provided shelter and brought the militants close to the Border Security Force camp.

The militants attacked 182 battalion camp of the BSF near the Srinagar worldwide airport early on Tuesday. While civil airport is secured by CRPF, the technical area and outer periphery area of airport is maintained by BSF and Air Force.

Top state police, BSF and Central Reserve Police Force officials have reached the gunfight site. No flight operation till security clearance.

The attackers breached four layers of security in the highly-protected area housing the Srinagar global airport and a posh neighbourhood where numerous state's Who's Who live.

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For all this, the United States urged both Baghdad and Erbil - the Kurdish capital - "to calm down and put an end to reciprocal recriminations and threats".

However, three of the heavily armed terrorists were killed by the security forces in the encounter that followed. Eleven people including 04 CRPF personnel, 04 Police men and three fidayeen militants were killed in the 18 hour Police Lines Operation.

Flight operations were disrupted for a while due to the attack but have now resumed, Khan said.

Srinagar airport is one of the most secure installations in J&K. They are said to be trained in targeted firing, longer hostage situations and camouflaging themselves as military personnel.

"We have resumed operations, passengers now allowed to proceed to the airport", the director of Srinagar Airport, Sharad Kumar, told media. In the retaliatory action by the troops, 01 Fidayeen also killed.

He also said that at least 6 to 7 terrorists who had infiltrated from Pakistan were on the prowl and the police were on a lookout for them.


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