Four killed as militants attack airport security camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir


SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Indian police on Tuesday killed three suspected militants in military uniforms after they infiltrated a safety camp beside the primary airport within the disputed area of Kashmir, officers stated, an assault claimed by an Islamist group.

One Indian safety official was killed and three wounded in a gun battle that adopted. Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammad has taken accountability for the assault, Kashmir police chief Muneer Khan stated.

Underneath cowl of darkness, the militants reduce a fence to enter the camp within the early hours of Tuesday, he added.

The safety camp of India’s Border Safety Pressure shares a boundary wall with the airport in Srinagar, the summer time capital of Kashmir. Its major gate was about 500 meters (zero.three miles) from the airport.

Airport flight operations had been briefly disrupted.

Militants have focused police camps in Kashmir in latest months. Eight Indian police officers had been killed when Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked a safety camp in southern Kashmir in August.

India accuses Pakistan of coaching and arming militants and serving to them infiltrate throughout the Line of Management that divides Kashmir. Pakistan denies these allegations.

The South Asian neighbors have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which each declare in full however every guidelines partially.

Reporting by Fayaz Bukhari in Srinagar; Writing by Aditya Kalra; Enhancing by Nick Macfie and Clarence Fernandez

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