Humhama gunfight over, 3 militants, BSF officer killed
- Author: Jill Young Oct 04, 2017,
Oct 04, 2017, 0:24
According to Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, the two terrorists are decked up in administrative building and JCO Mess.
Three members of this squad were also involved in August 26 Pulwama district police lines attack, in which eight security personnel were martyred. Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir to be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country.
He said one militant was killed at the gate while two managed to get inside the camp.
"Body of one of the terrorists has been found with his identity yet to ascertained", said Director General of Police SP Vaid. Decision of resuming air traffic will be taken by Airports Authority of India and concerned airlines, reported ANI.
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Srinagar airport is the only civilian airport in the region, besides this, the technical airport used by armed forces and VIPs is also in the vicinity.
The three militants were killed after almost 10 hours of gun-battle. "One more militant is believed to be now holed up inside a building, and an operation is underway", a police official said.
Locals residing close to the airport said they had been woken up by the sound of heavy gunfire.
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While the three soldiers are out of danger, police declared the death of the BSF officer at 11am. "Attack was repulsed successfully", he said. Meanwhile, militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for the attack, reports said.
"I have spoken to the DG, CRPF, and DG, BSF".
Police also said militants entered the BSF's 182 battalion headquarters via a damaged perimeter wall and started firing in all directions.
#9:32 AM: Another terrorist gunned down during ops at a building inside BSF camp near Srinagar Airport.
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