Srinagar attack: Rajnath calls high level meeting to review situation

Oct 04, 2017, 00:15
Srinagar attack: Rajnath calls high level meeting to review situation

"One assistant sub-inspector of BSF was killed during the encounter while four other security personnel received injuries", he added.

The gunmen believed to be fidayeen (suicide attackers) militants indiscriminately used heavy gunfire and grenades while making their entry inside the border guards camp near highly fortified Indian air force station and global airport at Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Talking to media after the encounter, Jammu and Kashmir state director general of police SP Vaid said all three militants who had sneaked into the BSF camp had been "neutralised".

Flight operations have been suspended till security clearance.

"I have spoken to the DG, CRPF, and DG, BSF".

"The third terrorist is also believed to have been neutralized but the search operation is going on", said a police official. Another militant was also reportedly killed. The operation could have been finished much earlier had we used aerial weapons.

In the exchange of fire, three terrorists were gunned down by the soldiers.

Asked which group was responsible for the attack, Khan said, "Jaish-e-Mohammad was responsible for the attack".

He said that around 4.30 am, a group of terrorists presumably "fidayeen", attacked the 182 battalion camp of the BSF.

An "unprecedented" situation is being witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir, where terrorists from across the border have repeatedly attacked Indias national security apparatus, the Congress leader said. Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for the attack, reports said.

"But it continued intensely for a long time, after which we panicked and came to know that it is an attack".

"The local cadres of militants in Kashmir have been eliminated by security forces".

He said the airport wasn't the target of the militants.

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