A predawn terror attack took place in battalion camp near Srinagar airport on Tuesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir.
A group of terrorists barged into BSF 182 before dawn and it’s suspected that Jaish-e-Mohammed militants carried out this fidayeen attack on the BSF camp.
Three terrorists are killed and 1 BSF jawan is martyred in the heavy blasts and firing that’s currently underway.
A senior police official informed that heavily armed militants alighted at the gates of BSF’s 182 Battalion at Gogoland and opened discriminate fire to barge into the campus. “One militant has been killed at the gates. The operation is on,” he said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called for a high-level meeting at to discuss J&K issue.
According to the sources, two militants have managed to sneak into the camps, comprising many buildings. Two militants are holed up inside the administration block.
Since the area of the encounter is near the airport, flight operations were suspended. Notably, the battalion, which came under attack from militants, is entrusted with the security of runway of the Srinagar airport.
An official informed that all the flights till 10 a.m. were canceled at the airport as the entry point remains sealed. No morning flights were allowed to land at the airport.
The officials said only those flying out of Srinagar will be allowed to enter the airport once the area is cleared. The Army’s 53 Rashtriya Rifles have sealed the entire area.
-with inputs from the Hindu.