Kashmir suicide attackers target Indian paramilitary camp

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Smoke and dust rises from an Indian Border Security Force (BSF) building, that was held by suspected militants, after it was hit by explosives fired by government forces in Srinagar on October 3, 2017.Picture copyright
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It took eight hours for Indian forces to kill all three militants and finish the battle

An Indian soldier and three militants have been killed in a suicide assault on a paramilitary camp in Indian-administered Kashmir, officers mentioned.

The assault on the camp close to Srinagar started about 04:00 native time (22:30GMT Monday). It took eight hours for Indian forces to finish the gun battle.

The attackers’ identities haven’t been confirmed by officers.

An armed revolt in opposition to Indian rule in Kashmir started in 1989. India accuses Pakistan of supporting the militants.

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

In addition to the Border Safety Drive (BSF) soldier killed, a number of different members of the safety forces have been injured.

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

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Police imagine the militants have been “Pakistan educated”, though they discovered no paperwork or types of ID on them. The Islamist group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has mentioned it carried out the assault.

“Extra such assaults are feared within the close to future as in accordance with Indian intelligence, six or seven Jaish-e-Mohammad militants are nonetheless roaming round,” mentioned Kashmir police chief Muneer Khan.

Muslim-majority Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by each India and Pakistan and has been the spark for 2 of their three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.

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Violence has ebbed and flowed since 1989 however the area has seen a contemporary wave of unrest following widespread militant chief Burhan Wani’s killing by Indian forces in July 2016.

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 the unrest and offering protecting fireplace for militants to cross the Line of Management dividing the area, an allegation Islamabad denies.

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