BSF Camp Near Srinagar Airport Attacked

Arnold Nichols
October 4, 2017

According to reports, two unidentified militants were also killed in retaliatory firing.

One BSF jawan was killed and four others including a Jammu and Kashmir policeman were injured in the initial militant attack and subsequent encounter. Most people in the Indian-controlled portion favour independence or a merger with Pakistan.

Camp near Srinagar airport that was attacked on morning was heavily damaged by three terrorists.

Police say that a body, suspected to be that of one of the attackers, has been found so far, the Press Trust of India reported. Shortly after their entry, there was heavy barrage of fire and explosions between militants and the security personnel.

#10:27 AM: Operations resume at Srinagar airport. "Also the passengers scheduled fly out of Srinagar are being allowed to proceed towards the airport", a police official said.

Besides the AK 47 rifles and pistols, some grenades were also recovered from the possession of the militants, said officials.


Officials said the airport, which is on a plateau and encircled by military and paramilitary camps, was safe.

The attack reportedly took place took place at 4.00 AM and exchange of firing was going on between the militants and security forces, they said.

The three Jaish-e-Muhammad militants who attacked the Border Security Force camp here on Tuesday is believed to have been in the city for around a month after infiltrating from Pakistan.

Khan said the same group was involved in the suicide attack in August on a police complex with residential buildings in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The targeted camp previously served as one of several notorious interrogation centers where Indian authorities detained, questioned and allegedly tortured pro-independent militants and their sympathizers. The camp was located near Srinagar International Airport.

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