One jawan was martyred and two terrorists were killed in a gunbattle after a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near the high-security Srinagar International airport was attacked, on Tuesday morning.
BSF Assistant Sub Inspector was killed in a militant attack and three jawans were injured. The militants were killed in the exchange of fire.
“Three personnel have been injured. Firing is ongoing,” BSF officials said.
The ultras targeted the administrative block of BSF’s 182nd Battalion, located just outside the main gate of the airport.
The attack took place at 4.00 am and exchange of firing was going on between the militants and security forces.
The terrorists are holed up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp, according to BSF officials.
No employee, passenger or vehicle is being allowed to go towards the Airport.
Besides the only civilian airport, the technical airport used by Armed Forces and VIPs is also in the vicinity. The area also houses training centres of the BSF and CRPF.
Adjacent to the camp is the old Srinagar airfield which is been run by the Indian Air force.
The area also houses training centres of the BSF and CRPF.
Schools in the vicinity of the airport have been closed.