JK attack ends, hunt on for 7 terrorists


Policemen stand guard near the site of a gunfight between militants and security forces in Srinagar on Tuesday.

Kanwal also added that even though sentries are stationed at such camps and patrolling takes place, there is always room for militants to sneak into the camps.

At least three militants and one Indian soldier have been killed during violent clashes that erupted after an attack on an Indian paramilitary training camp in the disputed Kashmir region. "As long as Pakistan is our neighbour and as long as militancy is there, these things will go on".

"Three personnel have been injured". He told reporters the group was a threat "because they believe in surprise suicide attacks". Six members of this squad are still in the Valley and may launch another attack, they said. In the mean time, a Quick Action Teams of the Central Reserve Police Force, headed by an inspector general-level officer, arrived at the scene of the attack.

"One BSF personnel has been killed so far and three are injured". "In comparison, BSF tackled the fidayeen attack professionally without sustaining much damage".

Deputy CM Nirmal Singh said that the militants were just frustrated because of successful operations carried out by the security forces.

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The closeness of the BSF camp to the airport led to panic but officers said, prima facie it looks like the attack was targeted at the BSF camp.

Militant commander Zakir Musa claimed Dujana had joined his Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, which declared allegiance to al-Qaeda a few months ago. About 20-25 foreign militants are hiding in north Kashmir, according to police intelligence sources.

The latest attack comes amid a major counterinsurgency offensive by the Indian army in south Kashmir districts.

"Two militants have been neutralised and we are searching for the third one", Munir Khan, Kashmir police chief, told Al Jazeera.

Indian authorities said two children were also killed by Pakistani gunfire at another location along the Line of Control. All the three fidayeen were also killed in the security forces" "step-by-step-counter attack.