Rebels storm Indian paramilitary camp in Kashmir, 3 injured


Three fidayeen attacked the camp of the BSF's 182nd Battalion near the Srinagar International Airport, leaving an Assistant Sub-Inspector dead and four other security personnel injured.

Eyewitnesses said there were at least three armed attackers.

It was reported that the attack took place at around 4.00 a.m. where it leads to the exchange of firing between the terrorists and security forces.

"All the three militants have been killed". For a month they conducted a reconnaissance of the BSF camp.

Sources say a terror convict under Prevention of Terrorism Act or POTA who was released on parole in 2015 had transported the attackers. Security forces in large numbers sealed off the Humhama area and the road leading to the airport and launched an operation against the terrorists.

The spike in militancy-related incidents may be because "they (militants) want to telegraph a message that they can strike at will in any part of the Kashmir Valley", a highly placed police source said.

According to the Newspaper, Pakistan-based terror group Jaish e Mohammed's "Afzal Guru squad" has claimed the attack.

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A caller identifying himself as spokesman of the outfit told local news gathering agencies that Jaish militants carried out the attack.

In an audacious attack reminiscent of last year's raid on the Pathankot airbase in Punjab, three terrorists today attempted storming into a Border Security Force base in Srinagar.

After being confined to the building, the BSF troops began pounding the terrorists hiding inside with heavy artillery fire.

Four BSF troopers were injured and were taken to hospital.

One of the teams located one of the terrorists, who was hiding behind the BSF camp's mess.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also stated that he had spoken to the directors general of the BSF and CRPF regarding the situation. The attack was carried out early morning with the intentions of targeting NIA officers and delivering maximum destruction to the airport.