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Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir A minimum of three suspected fighters and one Indian soldier have been killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir after an assault on a paramilitary base, in accordance with native authorities officers.

The assault started within the early hours of Tuesday when three fighters raided the closely guarded Border Safety Drive (BSF) camp exterior a regional airport in Humhama, 17km from Kashmir’s important metropolis, Srinagar.

The operation in opposition to the fighters continued into the afternoon as a whole lot of police, paramilitary and armed forces personnel surrounded the world.

Munir Khan, Kashmir police chief, advised Al Jazeera that the operation ended in a while Tuesday when all three attackers have been “neutralised”. He mentioned one BSF soldier died and three others have been wounded. 

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Flights to and from Srinagar Worldwide Airport have been initially suspended after the assault, however resumed in a while Tuesday.

“The flights are persevering with and one flight has simply landed within the airport from Delhi,” Khan mentioned.

Locals residing near the airport mentioned that they had been woken up by the sound of heavy gunfire.

“Initially, we thought it’s the traditional airdrop that occurs across the military camps right here,” Qazi Anjum, who lives 100 metres away from the airport, advised Al Jazeera. 

“However it continued intensely for a very long time, after which we panicked and got here to know that it’s an assault.” 

Anti-India sentiments 

Armed teams have been combating for many years for the Indian-administered portion to change into impartial or merge with Pakistan.

Practically 70,000 folks have been killed within the combating and the following Indian army crackdown.

Anti-India sentiment runs deep amongst Kashmir’s largely Muslim inhabitants and most help the separatists’ trigger in opposition to Indian rule.

India has accused Pakistan of arming and coaching the fighters, which Pakistan denies.

The newest assault comes amid a serious offensive by the Indian military in south Kashmir districts.

Greater than 130 fighters have been killed by the army this yr, in accordance with officers.

In August, suicide attackers stormed a closely guarded police set up within the southern a part of Indian-administered Kashmir, killing 4 policemen and 4 paramilitary personnel.

Final yr, fighters attacked an Indian military base close to the frontier city of Uri, killing 18 troopers.

Supply: Al Jazeera Information

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