BSF camp in Srinagar attacked by terrorists

  • BSF camp in Srinagar attacked by terrorists

BSF camp in Srinagar attacked by terrorists

The area where the attack took place falls is an area of central district of Budgam which is considered as "most secured".

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) - At least three troops of India's Border Security Force (BSF) were wounded Tuesday in a predawn militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. "There is enough intelligence to believe that we can expect more attacks by them", said an intelligence official, requesting anonymity. "The area has been cordoned off", he said, adding Special Forces have been called in. After terrorists stormed the camp, terrorists have positioned themselves inside barracks of the BSF and there was heavy exchange of gunfire between the two sides.

Militants have in recent months targeted police camps in Kashmir.

All the three attackers were killed during the operation started soon after the attack.

He said the police has identified the overground worker of Jaish who provided shelter and brought the militants close to the BSF camp. In this incident, three jawans have been injured and one fidayeen killed in retaliatory firing.

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. Two other BSF personnel and a policeman were also injured in the ongoing operation. Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for the attack, reports said.

He said the days of "lip service and strong condemnation" were over and asked the Modi government to lay down a roadmap to deal with Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. "They entered Gagoo Land through Friends Colony, " he said.

Officials said documents and identification cards of the people were being thoroughly checking, before allowing them into Srinagar.

"As long as Pakistan is our neighbour, such attacks will keep happening".