Attack on BSF camp near Srinagar international airport, 1 militant killed


As the attack happened, BSF Assistant Sub Inspector BK Yadav, who was injured in the terror attack, succumbed to his injuries.

Sharma also said that suicide attacks on security forces in Kashmir will continue as long as Pakistan does not rein in militants. Flight services resumed as well.

One of the three Jaish terrorists was killed minutes after the three attempted laying siege to the headquarters of the BSF's 182 battalion in Humhama, Srinagar. This is the second suicide attack targeting security formations in Kashmir Valley in last five weeks. "One militant is still alive and we will eliminate him soon", Khan told Reuters.

Militants have in recent months targeted police camps in Kashmir. After they entered the camp, the terrorists positioned themselves inside the BSF barracks and there was heavy exchange of gunfire between the two sides.

Sharma said that the response of BSF was "highly professional" and the moment the militants entered they were "spotted and challenged, and were neutralised" without causing any collateral damage or "much harm" to the paramilitary force. "Firing is ongoing", BSF officials added. After a 15-hour-long gun battle inside DPL Pulwama at least 10 were killed, including four police personnel, four paramilitary personnel and two militants.

"This operation was a quality example of cooperation between the forces".

"As soon as they (terrorists) were fired upon, they spread out in different directions".

The militants are holed-up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp, officers said.

Although the violence appears to be waning, the latest attack has caused alarm across India's security agencies, says BBC Urdu's Riyaz Masroor. Media should be careful and responsible while reporting such things.

Regarding flight services, IGP said that: "Only one flight was delayed from New Delhi". The airport closeby was yet to begin the day's operations. "The area has been sanitized". "No doubt JeM is a threat, because it believes in carrying out surprise fidayeen attacks on security installations".