Fidayeen Storm BSF Camp at Airport Gates

Oct 04, 2017, 00:24
Fidayeen Storm BSF Camp at Airport Gates

2 terrorists killed in total.

Two BSF jawans and a policeman were also injured in the attack, the officials said. Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir to be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country. The three injured security personnel are being treated in hospitals. Air traffic has now been resumed, an official of the airport told UNI at 0945 hrs.

The attack resulted in the delay of landing and departure of some of the flights at Srinagar International Airport for quite some time, however, the airport was soon re-opened for civilians flying out of Srinagar.

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But Tuesday's attack came only after militants had carried out a survey of the area and had cut a barbed wire to sneak inside the BSF camp that is located close to the "entry gate" of the airport. "I personally went to the airport and ensured that the public does not face any problems in catching the aircraft", Vaid said.

Officials said that three fidayeen militant stormed 182 BSF headquarters at Humhama today at 4:30 am. "The others were since hiding waiting to target camps of military, BSF, CRPF or Jammu and Kashmir police".

However, IGP Kashmir Munir Khan said security forces were looking for six to seven terrorists."We need to neutralise them very fast", he added. The Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based militant outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack, news agency PTI reported.

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"Normal flight operations have resumed and passengers were boarding flights", said Director, Airport Authority of India, Srinagar, Sharad Kumar.

This battalion is entrusted with the security of the runway of the Srinagar Airport. The area also houses training centres of the BSF and Central Reserve Police Force. 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.

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