Four killed as militants attack airport security camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir

BSF jawan injured in sniping fire by Pak on LoC

The suspected terrorist was killed in the incident.

An assistant sub-inspector of the BSF was also killed, and three BSF jawans injured.

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

Terrorists attacked the camp in the wee hours of Tuesday. Two of the injured personnel were out of danger. Air traffic has now been resumed, an official of the airport told UNI at 0945 hrs. The second militant was killed between 10 to 10.30am and last one was killed around 2pm. "One more militant is believed to be now holed up inside a building, and an operation is underway", a police official said.

Airport operations were suspended in the morning but later resumed as security forces managed to limit the action around the building where the militants are holed up.

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As the militants entered the camp's administrative block, they were surrounded by the forces, police said.

The gunmen believed to be suicide attackers indiscriminately used gunfire, while making their entry inside the camp near Indian air force station and airport in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Sharad Kumar, Director Airport, Srinagar, said that the "all operations on the airport were run normally despite the militant attack". "Firing is ongoing", BSF officials were quoted by PTI. About six to seven people from the group are still at large, we need to eliminate them soon, " inspector general of police (Kashmir Range) Muneer Khan said.

"I have spoken to the DG, CRPF, and DG, BSF". Besides being a highly guarded security zone because of the location of the strategic airport, many top former bureaucrats, police officials and politicians have residences in the area.

Militants have targeted police camps in Kashmir in recent months.

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