Yet Another Suicide Attack On BSF Camp In Srinagar
Indian Defence News: Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist organisation has claimed responsibility for the terror attack on a BSF camp near Srinagar airport.
- 3-4 suicide attackers stormed BSF camp early morning today
- Terrorists holed up inside the BSF campus building; firing on
- 3 BSF personnel injured; Special Forces called in
SRINAGAR: Heavily-armed suicide attackers stormed a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near the Srinagar airport before dawn today and opened fire, leaving three soldiers wounded. Two terrorists have been killed. Firing is still on and more terrorists are believed to be hiding in the sprawling, hilly campus, which shares a wall with an air force station.
Pakistan-based terror group Jaish e Mohammed’s “Afzal Guru squad” has claimed responsibility for the attack.
A group of four or five terrorists in military fatigues breached four layers of security at BSF’s 182 battalions at 3.45 am, when it was still dark. They fired indiscriminately and threw grenades. The soldiers retaliated and shot down one of the attackers.
Gunfire and explosions were heard for hours as the forces, including Quick Action Teams and Special Operations Group, tried to corner the terrorists. Home Ministry sources have expressed concern that the terrorists were able to cut through multiple layers of security.
All flights were stopped at the Srinagar airport in the morning and the routes leading to the airport were sealed. Visuals showed a long row of cars lined up on the way to the airport.
The BSF camp is situated close to the Srinagar Civil and Technical airport, which is used by the armed forces and VIPs. The BSF guards one side of the airport’s outer ring.
There has been a spurt in infiltration attempts by terrorists from across the border over the past few weeks but in sheer audacity, today’s attack has been compared to one over a year ago in Uri.
News Source: NDTV