Terrorist attack on BSF camp in Srinagar: JeM claims responsibility

Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian army camp in Srinagar

Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian army camp in Srinagar

The IG said that, "Some reported that the attack was at the airport".

The attack began in the early hours of Tuesday when three fighters raided the highly-guarded Border Security Force (BSF) camp outside a regional airport in Humhama, some 17km from the area's main city of Srinagar.

Srinagar- In a daredevil act Fidayeen militants breached heavy security and sneaked into a fortified BSF camp situated at the gates of high security Srinagar International Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday.

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Two militants were killed in the exchange of fire with security forces, a police spokesman said. "The remaining terrorists, whose exact number is still unknown are holed up in a nearby white building with encounter in its final stages, said an official". The rebels have staged a series of attacks on Indian security bases in recent months, including an attack in southern Kashmir in August that left eight security officials dead.

All the three attackers were killed during the operation started soon after the attack. He said soldiers were responding to the militants' gunfire. The BSF sources told Mirror that at the time of the attack, five BSF officers were present at the officers' mess and they were evacuated.

"I have spoken to the DG, CRPF, and DG, BSF". They said that all three terrorists were killed while one BSF ASI was martyred.

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He said the Quick Response Teams (QRTs) of BSF swung into action and launched operation to flush out the militants hiding in two buildings inside the camp. "As per news reports, JeM has also taken responsibility of the attack".

Officials said documents and identification cards of the people were being thoroughly checking, before allowing them into Srinagar.

Flight services are however yet to resume and a final decision would be taken by the Airport Authority of India following a security clearance.

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