Jharkhand BSF officer killed in Srinagar was to come home next month

Jharkhand BSF officer killed in Srinagar was to come home next month

There are four layers of security in the area as it has BSF and CRPF training camps and the complexes of the J&K Light Infantry and the Indian Air Force.

Militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack while authorities have closed all educational institutions in the area for security reasons.

Reports said that three armed militants managed to sneak into highly fortified BSF camp at Humhama at around 4:15 in the morning. It took them over two days to sanitise the air base, The force was also part of the operations during the Mumbai 26\11 attack.

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

Sources said the mercenaries stormed the BSF camp from Gogo village and carried out several blasts inside the camp before being detected by troopers.

New Delhi has said Pakistan initiates cross-border firing to help anti-India rebels cross into Indian-administered Kashmir to launch attacks.

The Governor advised the Chief Minister to see that the Heads of all the Security Forces and held an urgent meeting for a time-bound Security Audit of all sensitive and important Security Forces establishments in J&K.

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One BSF trooper was killed in the attack, while three other jawans were injured.

The terrorists who were in military fatigues violated four layers of security at the camp, to which Indian soldiers retaliated and shot down one of the attackers.

Apart from the Srinagar International Airport, the only other strategically important airport in Kashmir is the Koil airport in Pulwama, which unlike the Srinagar airport has much heavy security arrangements.

"Body of one of the terrorists has been found with his identity yet to ascertained", said Director General of Police SP Vaid. "The operation was delayed to ensure zero collateral damage".

"Employees working at the airport have been allowed to proceed but flight operations are yet to be resumed", the police official said.

Khan added, "There has to be different strategies to neutralise the terrorists as they usually come up as fidayeen attackers".

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