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Suicide attack on BSF camp: 2 militants killed, 4 security men injured

According to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Srinagar Airport has been shut down

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

J-K: Terrorists attack BSF camp, one Fidayeen killed, three BSF troopers injured

Militants today carried out a pre- dawn suicide attack on a BSF camp near the high-security International airport here, leaving three jawans and a policeman injured while security forces killed two ultras.

The militants were killed in the exchange of fire, a police spokesman said. "Three BSF jawans and a policeman were injured.

Firing is going on," according to BSF officials. The attack took place at 4.00 am and the exchange of fire is still on between the militants and security forces, they said. The terrorists are holed up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp, BSF officials said. Outbound passengers have been now allowed to proceed towards the airport where operations were initially suspended as security forces engaged militants who breached the 182 battalion headquarters of the BSF located in Gogoland, police said. This battalion is entrusted with the security of the runway of the Airport. Adjacent to the camp is the old Srinagar air field which is been run by the Indian Air force. The area also houses training centres of the BSF and the Schools in the vicinity of the airport have been closed.

First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 09:47 IST