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Terrorists Who Attacked BSF Camp Near Srinagar Airport Killed

Terrorists Who Attacked BSF Camp Near Srinagar Airport Killed

Police in Jammu and Kashmir say that militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday carried out a "fidayeen" (suicide) attack on a BSF camp, situated right next to the Srinagar International airport leaving three jawans injured.

At 3:45am on Tuesday, three heavily armed militants stormed into the BSF's 182 battalion headquarters that shares a boundary wall with an Air Force base and is only 500 metres from the airport terminal.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Munir Khan said they continued to look for six to seven terrorists and that they needed to "neutralise them very fast".

Civilian air operations at Srinagar airport, which were shut down for about three hours during the attack, were resumed at 10 am.

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

He said the police has identified the overground worker of Jaish who provided shelter and brought the militants close to the BSF camp. This season alone 130-150 militants have been killed and now the JeM is trying to push its forces forward in Kashmir.

He said the operation could have been completed quickly by using aerial weapons but it was avoided because of presence of local population.




Sources in the counter-insurgency cell said ground reports suggested that the militants were planning "a spectacular attack on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Pampore and a government building at Lal Chowk in Srinagar".

This is the first militant attack in almost 30 years so close to the airport.

The area where the attack took place falls is an area of central district of Budgam which is considered as "most secured".

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

The attack was retaliated and terrorists are holed up inside a building at the campus.

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

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