BSF attack: All three militants killed; Kashmir police chief blames Jaish-e-Muhammad

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said that the gunfight has ended with the killing of all three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 3 2017 3:06PM | Updated Date: Oct 3 2017 4:54PM
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Police on Tuesday said that the gunfight inside a Border Security Force (camp) near Srinagar airport in Humhama area of Budgam district has ended with the killing of all three Fidayeen militants.

A BSF soldier was also killed in the attack that took place at 4:30 am while three others were injured.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said that the gunfight has ended with the killing of all three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad.

He said the airport wasn't the target of the militants.

Addressing a press conference in Humhama, Khan said that six to seven Jaish militants are still at large. 

He said JeM is a threat as they believe in surprise fidayeen attacks. "We will have to deal with them separately," said Khan, adding such attacks will continue to happen as long as Pakistan is our neighbour.

A group of militants today launched a suicide attack on a BSF camp near the Srinagar International Airport, killing an Assistant Sub Inspector of the BSF and leaving four security personnel injured.

A police official said that a group of militants stormed the BSF camp located just outside the main gate of the high-security Srinagar International Airport at 4.00 am.

A policeman guarding the residence of a retired police officer nearby sustained superficial injuries due to a stray bullet, the official said.

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