Terrorist attack on BSF camp in Srinagar: JeM claims responsibility

A group of terrorists reportedly attacked a Border Security Force camp in Srinagar in the early hours of Tuesday resulting in a fire fight involving BSF jawans.

The militants are holed-up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp, officers said.

After forcing their way into the area, the militants resorted to indiscriminate firing and threw grenades in which three BSF troopers were injured, police said.

At 3:45am, fidayeen attackers entered the BSF camp located near the Srinagar global airport, following which there was heavy exchange of gunfire. They added the militants were lying low and stayed in south Kashmir for over a month before executing the attack.

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Srinagar airport is the only civilian airport in the region, besides this, the technical airport used by armed forces and VIPs is also in the vicinity. However, flights resumed operating in the afternoon after the security clearance from the police.

Flight operations, which were suspended on Tuesday morning, have resumed.

Three terrorists were also been killed in the ensuing security operation and the attack that has been claimed by the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit.

After that, PTI reported, the two remaining militants moved in different directions and took shelter in different buildings before being killed by security forces.

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The IAF has not allowed construction of an industrial estate near the airport citing security as the main reason.

The area also houses training centres of the BSF and the CRPF.

"Militants are said to have sneaked inside the camp premises at around 3:45 a.m (local time) today", a police official said.

In August, suicide attackers stormed a highly-guarded police installation in the southern part of this disputed territory, killing four policemen and four paramilitary personnel.

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