4 killed in attack on Indian paramilitary camp in Kashmir

Javier Stokes
October 5, 2017

Two children were killed Monday during an exchange of gunfire between Indian and Pakistani troops, Indian authorities said.

After the attack on Tuesday, the police said they were looking for seven more militants from the same group. All the three fidayeen were also killed in the security forces" "step-by-step-counter attack.

Sharma after participating in the wreath-laying ceremony for BSF assistant sub-inspector BK Yadav in humhama on Wednesday said, "The fidayeen are determined. Firing is ongoing", BSF officers said.

Following the attack, the movement towards airport was suspended and all morning flights were canceled after the militant attack took place at the BSF camp.

The remaining terrorists are holed up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp, BSF officials said.

The pre-dawn strike breached multiple layers of security at the BSF's 182 Battalion.

One of the most secure structures in Jammu and Kashmir, the Srinagar airport's civil area is guarded by CRPF and its technical area and outer periphery area is secured by BSF and Air Force.

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One BSF personnel also succumbed to his injuries post encounter. Airports in metro cities have been also put on high alert.

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

The third terrorist of the fidayeen squad, wearing combat uniform like the other two, had taken position with the forces and had trained his gun in the same direction as the soldiers. "We will have to deal with this group separately", Khan said.

The rebels have staged a series of attacks on Indian security bases in recent months, including an attack in southern Kashmir in August that left eight security officials dead.

The disputed Kashmir region is divided between Pakistan and India, but claimed by both in its entirety.

According to intelligence inputs, two of those who had infiltrated were part of the District Police Lines attack at Pulwama while the others are still at large.

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