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J&K: Terrorists, security forces in gunfight inside BSF camp near Srinagar airport

J&K: Terrorists, security forces in gunfight inside BSF camp near Srinagar airport”

Three terrorists have been killed. "Two are remaining", Muneer Ahmed Khan, inspector general of police, told AFP news agency, adding two security personnel had suffered wounds.

Operations are still underway.

Terrorists attacked a Border Security Force camp in Srinagar's Humhuma area in the wee hours of today (03).

#9:32 AM: Another terrorist gunned down during ops at a building inside BSF camp near Srinagar Airport. There is intermittent firing still on. Airport operations continue as usual for now. Flush out drills too are in progress. At least one early morning flight from New Delhi was canceled and three others delayed due to the fighting.

Following the attack, no person or vehicle is being allowed to go towards the airport. This is being done to avoid any inconvenience to the passengers.

This battalion is entrusted with security of runway of the Srinagar airport. Besides being a highly guarded security zone because of the location of the strategic airport, many top former bureaucrats, police officials and politicians have residences in the area.

#8:29 AM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a high level meeting at 10.30 am to discuss J&K issue.

Meanwhile, Pakistan based terror outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility of the attack. Several infiltration bids and cease fire violations have been reported in the past couple of weeks.



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