Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian paramilitary camp in Srinagar


Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand guard in a street of Srinagar 6 September 2005Picture copyright
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The assault came about within the closely fortified space of Srinagar

Suicide attackers hit a paramilitary camp in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, officers stated.

One Border Safety Drive (BSF) soldier was killed and two others had been injured, police stated. Two attackers additionally died.

The assault started round 04:00 native time (22:30GMT Monday). One militant continues to be holed up inside and a search operation is underway.

The camp is situated simply outdoors the worldwide airport in Srinagar – a closely fortified space.

Flight operations, which had been suspended on Tuesday morning, have resumed. Roads resulting in the airport, which had been sealed off earlier, have additionally reopened.

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Eyewitnesses stated there have been not less than three armed attackers.

“The militants stormed the camp and received holed up within the administration block. Not less than one militant continues to be within the officers’ mess,” a military officer informed BBC Urdu.

The attackers’ identities haven’t been confirmed by officers. However the Islamist group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has stated it carried out the assault.

Muslim-majority Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by each India and Pakistan, however the two nations management totally different elements of it.

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There was an armed revolt within the area in opposition to rule by India since 1989. Kashmir has seen a recent wave of unrest following widespread militant chief Burhan Wani’s dying in July 2016.

Though the violence seems to be waning, the most recent assault has brought on alarm throughout India’s safety businesses, says BBC Urdu’s Riyaz Masroor.

A suspected militant assault killed three folks in Tral final month, whereas an Indian policeman was lynched in Srinagar in June.

India blames Pakistan for fuelling this unrest, an allegation Islamabad has denied.

Two of the three wars fought between the 2 nations have been centred on Kashmir.

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