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

Randall Padilla
October 5, 2017

Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for the attack, reports said.

According to police sources, militants entered the 182 Battalion camp in Srinagar's Humhama area attacked the BSF camp at 4:30 AM. However, in order to avoid the increasing inconvenience, passengers are being let in at Srinagar Airport after thorough checking.

"When they can strike near an air force base, they can strike anywhere", said Imran Ahmad Mir, a university student in the Humhama neighborhood.

He said that: "JeM is a threat because the cadres believe in such kind of activities, like attacking the camps". Last month, India described Pakistan as "terroristan" in a fiery attack on Islamabad's proxy war in Kashmir.

The IGP confirmed that the terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Most people in the Indian-controlled portion favour independence or a merger with Pakistan.

Sharma said, "this timely detection" prevented a major catastrophe. "I have spoken to the DG CRPF and DG BSF".

The attackers assaulted the heavily-guarded camp outside a regional airport in the area's main city of Srinagar in the early hours of Tuesday, hurling grenades and spraying automatic gunfire. Commenting on the attack, Deputy CM of Srinagar, Nirmal Singh said that two terrorists are being holed up in administrative building & JCO Mess. During the exchange of fire four security personnel were wounded.

He said the police has identified the overground worker of the JeM who provided shelter and brought the militants close to the Border Security Force camp.

Khan added, "There has to be different strategies to neutralise the terrorists as they usually come up as fidayeen attackers". In this incident, three jawans have been injured and one fidayeen killed in retaliatory firing. In the mean time, a Quick Action Teams of the Central Reserve Police Force, headed by an inspector general-level officer, arrived at the scene of the attack. Khan termed the operation as a paragon example of coordination among security forces.

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