Terrorist attack on BSF camp in Srinagar: 1 soldier killed, 2 injured; gun battle underway
Terrorists attacked the camp of BSF's 182 Battalion in Srinagar around 4 am. Flights to and from Srinagar have been affected as the airport is nearby. Operations to neutralise the remaining terrorists are underway.
SRINAGAR: One soldier has been killed and two injured after terrorists attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Srinagar in the early hours of Tuesday. Security forces have killed two terrorists so far, and are carrying out operations to neutralise a total of six or seven terrorists. The Srinagar airport was shut for hours as the camp that has been attacked is close by.
The Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Jammu and Kashmir's Inpector General of Police Munir Khan has said security forces are continuing operations to flush out allthe remaining terrorists. "The two terrorists were killed, unfortunately we lost one ASI... We are looking for 6-7 terrorists and we need to neutralise them very fast," he said.
Intermittent firing has been going on at the camp since morning.
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The attack on the camp, where BSF’s 182 Battalion is stationed, began around 4 am. Security has been ramped up around the campus.
The 53 Rashtriya Rifles, a specialised counter-terrorism unit, has been moved in, along with troops of the CRPF, BSF and other forces.
The area has a cluster of security installations, including the technical airport used by Armed Forces and VIPs, the Gogo Humhama Air Force Station, and facilities of the BSF and CRPF.
The nearby Kashmir Valley School has been ordered shut.
The movement of people in the vicinity was curtailed. Employees and passengers headed towards the airport were allowed to proceed only after 8:30 am. Flight operations resumed around 10:30 am.