Three attackers hurled grenades and fired automated weapons on the Border Safety Pressure (BSF) base close to Srinagar’s airport earlier than daybreak, in keeping with native police
Three suspected militants had been killed Tuesday after they stormed a paramilitary base close to the principle airport of Indian-administered Kashmir, police stated, ending an hours-long gun battle that additionally left a soldier useless.
Three paramilitary troopers and a police officer had been additionally injured because the trio of attackers hurled grenades and fired automated weapons on the Border Safety Pressure (BSF) base subsequent to Srinagar airport earlier than daybreak, director basic of police S. P. Vaid stated.
“All of the three militants have been killed. An assistant sub-inspector of BSF additionally died within the preliminary assault,” Vaid advised AFP.
Flight operations resumed on the high-security airport after being suspended briefly, with at the least one in-bound flight from New Delhi cancelled, authorities stated.
The bottom wherein the gun battle happened shares a standard compound wall with the airport.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan because the finish of British colonial rule in 1947 however each declare the territory in full.
For many years insurgent teams have fought roughly 500,000 Indian troopers deployed within the territory, demanding independence or a merger of the previous Himalayan kingdom with Pakistan.
Tuesday’s assault got here a day after Indian troopers killed 5 suspected rebels close to the closely militarised Line of Management (LoC) that divides the territory with Pakistan.
In August, militants attacked a police base within the southern Kashmir city of Pulwama, killing eight safety personnel. Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed accountability for that assault.
Two youngsters had been additionally killed on Monday throughout an trade of gunfire between Indian and Pakistani troops, Indian authorities stated.
Final week, Pakistan stated three civilians had been killed on their aspect of the de facto border in Kashmir after Indian troopers opened hearth.
New Delhi says Pakistan initiates cross-border firing to assist anti-India rebels cross into Indian-administered Kashmir to launch assaults.
Nevertheless, Islamabad says it supplies solely diplomatic help to the Kashmiri marketing campaign for self-determination.
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