Kashmir Attacks: 3 Terrorists and a BSF Jawan Killed

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Chennai, October 3, 2017

The Terrorist attack at a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Srinagar’s Humama area in the early hours of Tuesday, has claimed a BSF Assistant Sub Inspector’s life, reports say. Three terrorists have been killed in the ongoing firing while three BSF personnel have sustained injuries, reports media.

Suspected Fidayeen militants entered the 182 battalion of the BSF camp near the Srinagar Airport outside the Airforce station at Gogo Humama around 4.30 am today.Reports say that three militants had entered the camp and two were already inside the administrative block.

According to India Today, CRPF troops, 53 RR, BSF and SOG zonal officers have cordoned off the building where terrorists are holed up.

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 The BSF camp is situated close to the Srinagar Civil and Technical airport. The BSF is guarding one side of the airport’s outer ring.
In September 2017, the Jammu and Kashmir DGP, SP Vaid, had directed to review the security forces and install night-vision CCTV cameras along the police establishments in the valley, following the terrorist attack by Fidayeen militants in the Police lines complex at Shopian and Pulwama region of Kashmir earlier in August.

There are reports of the involvement of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the intelligence agency of Pakistan, on planning the attacks against the Indian troops at the BSF camp.

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SRINAGAR AIRPORT SHUT FOLLOWING ATTACKS: CRPF

While the routes leading to the airport have been sealed, all morning flights have been suspended. Intermittent firing continues in the area and the CRPF has said that the Airport has been shut down to the ongoing encounter in Srinagar. The flights are temporarily suspended till a complete security clearance.

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Meanwhile, to avoid inconvenience, passengers are being let in at the Srinagar airport after checking. The way towards airport was closed earlier after the attack. Operations of air traffic have not started yet.

Following this attack near the Srinagar airport, airports in metro cities have been put on high alert.

Munir Khan, IG of J&K police while briefing the media on the attacks has said that “Jaish-e-Mohammed, (a Pakistan militant group), is behind the attacks. The JeM is known for such kind of operations”, he added.

On Monday, former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha had asked for a revival on government’s policy in Kashmir, and explained that Kashmir was “no more a security issue but a huge political problem”.

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