Jaish-e-Mohammed’s has claimed the attack on the BSF 182 battalion camp in Srinagar. Security forces successfully repulsed the attack killing the three terrorists.
The JeM terrorists in military fatigues breached four layers of security at BSF’s 182 battalion at 3.45 am, when it was still dark. They fired indiscriminately and threw grenades. The soldiers retaliated and shot down one of the attackers.
Around 11.30 am, the forces launched a final assault for the terrorist still hiding in the BSF camp.
“The attack was very effectively repulsed.” says Muneer Khan, IG, J&K
“We are looking for 6-7 terrorists and we need to neutralize them very fast.” – IGP Kashmir, Munir Khan
The Jaish e Mohammed is believed to have sent over two dozen suicide attackers or Fidayeen, who crossed over to India through the Jammu sector in August, sources say. Three terrorists were shot dead in Pulwama in August and three have been killed today, till now. Sources fear that “three or four” terrorists are still roaming free.
“Fidayeen attacks cannot be prevented, they can at best be contained, which the forces have done in this case,” said an official.