Fidayeen militants attack BSF camp near Srinagar airport

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Wednesday, October, 04 2017 - 16:01

Suspected Fidayeen militants attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near Srinagar airport in Humhama area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on Tuesday morning.

A ten-hour gun battle left three militants and an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) dead, officials said.

“The intention to cause major damage to the BSF was foiled,” IGP Kashmir Munir Khan told reporters.

As per reports, the militants broke into the Humhama-based 182 Battalion BSF camp around 4.30 am. They lobbed grenades and opened indiscriminate fire at guards, forcing their entry into the camp. The militants positioned themselves in the mess building and the administrative block.

It was a serious breach of security as the BSF base is located in a high-security zone that houses a civilian airport and IAF base.

The area also houses the police headquarters and a residential colony of senior police officers and politicians.

As the precautionary measures, the airport authorities temporarily suspended operations with the first flight arriving at 10 am, instead of 7.30 am.



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