Clashes as 'rebels' storm Indian base in Kashmir

04 October, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Nora May
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The area where the attack took place falls is an area of central district of Budgam which is considered as "most secured".

Killing all three militants in an operation that also claimed the life of an assistant sub-inspector of the force, security forces foiled an attempt by the Jaish-e-Mohammed to storm a BSF camp.

In a freaky incident, a BSF camp was attacked by a few terrorists near Srinagar Airport and the Airforce station early Tuesday morning.

A police official said three BSF jawans were injured in the beginning of the attack and a militant was killed in the retaliatory fire. The particular battalion handles the security of runway at the airport.

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

Srinagar airport is the only civilian airport in the region, besides this, the technical airport used by armed forces and VIPs is also in the vicinity. "Morning flights were cancelled, However, Air Asia flight from Delhi landed at the airport at 10 am".

#9:32 AM: Another terrorist gunned down during ops at a building inside BSF camp near Srinagar Airport.

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Moreover, to avoid any inconvenience, the passengers are being allowed to enter the Srinagar Airport.

"All the three militants have been killed".

One Indian security official was killed and three wounded in a gun fight that followed.

Residents in the neighborhood said they heard dozens of blasts early Tuesday and intermittent gunfire was still ongoing.

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.

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.

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