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

Latest visual from the BSF camp in Srinagar

Latest visual from the BSF camp in Srinagar

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called a meeting at New Delhi at 1130 hrs to review the security situation in Kashmir, reports reaching here said.

As the three terrorists entered the camp, alert BSF sentries managed to gun gunned down one of the Jaish men, forcing the other two to hide in nearby buildings.

The BSF Camp near Srinagar airport was attacked by three terrorists earlier in the day. Cordon around the building has been placed by Troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 53 Rajput Rifles, BSF and Special Operations Group (SOG) zonal, where the terrorists have holed up. All morning flights to and from Srinagar airport were cancelled in view of them, officials said.

Piecing together the chain of events, PTI reported police as saying the militants entered the BSF's 182 battalion headquarters through a damaged perimeter wall and started firing in all directions. He told reporters the group was a threat "because they believe in surprise suicide attacks".

One BSF soldier was killed and three of the militants neutralized by security forces. As long as terrorists are present, there is always a possibility of an attack. The Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for that attack. That is why Pakistan is now pushing in foreign terrorists in huge numbers, they say.

The fire fight, which went on for almost ten hours, ended in the afternoon after the last militant, who had holed up in the BSF camp, was shot dead. According to sources, the military of the neighbouring country is said to be proving cover fire for the terrorists to infiltrate.

In his presser after the attack, Inspector General of Police, Muneer Ahmad Khan, said the airport is "well-guarded and favourable to be used".

Sources said the camp was targeted to inflict high casualties on security forces as it is situated in a high-security area and close to the airport. Khan termed the operation as a paragon example of coordination among security forces.

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