Indian police on Tuesday killed two militants who attacked a security camp next to the main airport in the disputed Kashmir region, officials said. These organizations include security person from Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Badgaanv Police. The terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed the responsibility of the attack.
In his presser after the attack, Inspector General of Police, Muneer Ahmad Khan, said the airport is "well-guarded and favourable to be used". He was even communicating with the forces through signals and perhaps planned to kill them once they moved ahead. "A serious attack as averted which is an example of the BSF's discipline, training and bravery", he said.
"A body suspected to be that of a terrorist was found".
Police officials had then said that the module, headed by Khalid, was responsible for the attack on an army convoy in Baramulla in August previous year, which killed two Army men and one policeman.
Airport operations were suspended in the morning due to the gunfight but later resumed as security forces managed to limit the action around the building where the militants are holed up.
The Governor advised the Chief Minister to see that the Heads of all the Security Forces and held an urgent meeting for a time-bound Security Audit of all sensitive and important Security Forces establishments in J&K.
The police believe that the attackers (10-15 fidayeen) were part of the same group that infiltrated into the Valley this August.
PTI reported officials as saying that there had been prior intelligence that a Jaish-e-Mohammed operative identified as "Noora Trali" had brought a suicide squad into the city. "That is how we were able to deal with this attack with minimum damage", he added. Retaliating to the heavy gunfire, BSF also gunned down 2 terrorists hiding in the area. The terrorists entered from a side gate which lead to a civilian colony called Gogoland.
"We lost one ASI of the BSF and three others sustained injuries; the three are stable", he said.