Camp near Srinagar Airport attacked

Camp near Srinagar Airport attacked

While it is not possible to stop suicide attacks, the security response to such attempts is more important, BSF Director General K K Sharma said, a day after terrorists struck a camp of the border-guarding force.

He said the security of the camps is reviewed periodically and adequate measures are taken to ensure safety of the camps. Usually, these articles give us clear evidence about their origin.

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.

"This group infiltrated from the Sakhdar side in Jammu region".

"So long our friendly neighbour (Pakistan) does not behave, I think we can expect many more attacks", Sharma said.

All the terrorists were killed. Police suspect these four terrorists might have sneaked into Srinagar city.

A group of militants today launched a suicide attack on a BSF camp near the Srinagar International Airport, killing an Assistant Sub Inspector of the BSF and leaving four security personnel injured. In the retaliatory action, three militants have been killed so far.

Meanwhile, a constable of Indian police was killed by unknown attackers in Padgampora area of Pulwama district on Monday night. He went missing from his residence after being released.

The terrorists, according to BSF officials are holed up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp.

While one batch of them has been killed in the two counters, the other lot continue to remain at large. However, one junior BSF officer succumbed to fidayeen's bullets at Army's Base Hospital in Srinagar. "We will have to deal with them separately", he said. He had trained his gun in the same direction, that is towards the building, as that of the forces and so no one noticed him.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called for a high level security meeting in New Delhi later on Tuesday to discuss the overall security situation. The area also houses training centres of the BSF and Central Reserve Police Force. "It's a good operation that they have conducted".

"The idea was not to attack the airport but to attack the forces". Indian forces' personnel have sealed all the routes leading to the airport while flights have been suspended.

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