BSF camp attacked by JeM in Srinagar- Pak terror groups still unstoppable?

  • BSF camp attacked by JeM in Srinagar- Pak terror groups still unstoppable?

BSF camp attacked by JeM in Srinagar- Pak terror groups still unstoppable?

In the attack, atleast one terrorist and three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured.

"A group of 2-3 militants carried out an attack at the BSF camp of the 182 battalion BSF headquarters near Srinagar airport of Hamaama district, Budgam".

"Body of one of the terrorists has been found with his identity yet to ascertained", said Director General of Police SP Vaid.

The air operations from the Srinagar airport remained suspended for almost three hours and the flights resumed from 10 am onwards.

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

According to reports, two unidentified militants were also killed in retaliatory firing. The operation could have been finished much earlier had we used aerial weapons.

"Security forces, including BSF, 53 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and Special Operation Group of Jammu Kashmir Police cordoned off the building, while a large number of security personnel engaged terrorists in fire fight".

Kanwal also added that even though sentries are stationed at such camps and patrolling takes place, there is always room for militants to sneak into the camps.

The IG said that, "Some reported that the attack was at the airport".

The Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorists were holed up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp.

Flight operations were disrupted for a while due to the attack but have now resumed, Khan said.

Tuesday's attack came a day after Indian soldiers killed five suspected militants near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) that divides the territory with Pakistan.

New Delhi regularly accuses Pakistan of arming and training militants and allowing them across the restive frontier in an attempt to launch attacks on Indian forces.