On early Tuesday morning, terrorists carried out a suicide attack on Border Security Force (BSF) 182 Battalion Camp near International Airport in Humhama area of Budhgam, Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. It is reported that 2 jawans have succumbed to the injuries while all 3 terrorist were gunned down in strong retaliation by forces. Following attack on BSF camp near Srinagar Airport, 2 flights have been cancelled and no employee or passenger or vehicle is being allowed to go towards the Airport.

As per reports,  Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has claimed the responsibility. A senior police officer said that three BSF personnel have been injured in the attack and 2 terrorist has been gunned down.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the forces have conducted the operation in a needed manner. He also added that only one terrorist is left, and will be gunned down by the forces soon. HM Rajnath also said that he has spoken to the DG of BSF and will soon be reviewing the reports filed.  

While addressing a joint press conference following the Srinagar fidayeen attack, J&K Police, CRPF and BSF said that the forces gunned down two terrorists. However, one ASI was also martyerd, claimed IGP Munir Khan

Commenting on the identity of the attackers, Munir Khan said, “No doubt that the terrorists were from Jaish-e-Mohammed.”

During the address, the IG also requested media to be careful while running the news, Munir Khan added.

Request media to be reasonable before running news, as such attacks will continue to happen as long as Pakistan is our neighbour, IGP added.

Commenting on the flight operations, DGP SP Vaid said that Indigo and AirAsia flights took off from the airport. The Air operations were recently resumed after being halted due to terror attack near the Srinagar international Airport.

According to reports, the incident took place at around 4:30 AM. According to sources form BSF, terrorists tried to barge into BSF 182 Battalion Camp. After it was tracked and retaliated, the terrorists went inside a building inside the campus. Heavy firing and massive explosion were heard, it added.

As per sources, BSF helicopters were seen hovering over the area and efforts were being made to contain the attackers. 

From past several weeks many ceasefire violations have been reported from the Pakistan side. According to sources, the military of the neighbouring country is said to be proving cover fire for the terrorists to infiltrate.

Earlier on September 30, BSF, while patrolling in the Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir found a 14-feet long tunnel. The tunnel was dug from the Pakistan side across the international border. Sources in BSF said that the tunnel war-like stores, and it was discovered a day after the its field commanders and those of Pakistan Rangers held a flag meeting in which it was mutually agreed that peace and tranquility would be maintained on the international border by both sides.

First Published | 3 October 2017 7:06 AM
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