Militants attack paramilitary base in Indian Kashmir

According to Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, the two terrorists are decked up in administrative building and JCO Mess. An Assistant Sub-Inspector was also killed while four security personnel including a policeman were wounded injured in the attack.

Kashmir rebels have battled Indian forces for decades, demanding either independence or a merger with Pakistan.

Khan said two terrorists had sneaked into the camp; one terrorist was killed earlier.

Director General of Police SP Vaid said said that his forces had discovered a body suspected to be that of a militant, but the identity was yet to be ascertained. Shortly after their entry, there was heavy barrage of fire and explosions between militants and the security personnel. Decision of resuming air traffic will be taken by Airports Authority of India and concerned airlines, reported ANI. The BSF camp is situated close to the Srinagar Civil and Technical airport.

The three militants were killed after almost 10 hours of gun-battle.

Officials said the militants fired indiscriminately and threw grenades at security pickets before entering the BSF camp where most inmates were asleep.

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

The camp is located just outside the worldwide airport in Srinagar - a heavily fortified area.

Khan, who heads the police force in the Kashmir Valley, denied that there had been a security breach that led to the attack.

Media reports said the army had used helicopters in the area to take on militants.

Militants have targeted police camps in Kashmir in recent months.

Residents in the neighbourhood said they heard dozens of blasts and intermittent gunfire was still ongoing. The area also houses training centres of the BSF and Central Reserve Police Force.

  • Rosalie Stanley