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Four BSF troopers were injured and were taken to hospital.

The 50-year-old assistant sub inspector, who owned a house in Sahebganj in Jharkhand, was to be cremated at Kamalchak village on Wednesday evening.

The BSF ASI was identified as BK Yadav.

The elite National Security Guards (NSG) were put on standby to rush to Srinagar minutes after the terror attack on the Border Security Force (BSF) battalion campus on Tuesday but the Jammu and Kashmir government declined the Centre's offer.

Moreover, to avoid any inconvenience, the passengers are being allowed to enter the Srinagar Airport. This is the second suicide attack targeting security formations in Kashmir Valley in last five weeks. The target was the camp and not the airport, sources also revealed. Automatic rifles and other ammunition were recovered from the gunfight site. Two other BSF personnel and a policeman were also injured in the ongoing operation. "There is heavy gunfire underway and top officials of police are on the spot". The base at which the gunbattle took place shares a common compound wall with the airport.

Khan blamed the attack on the Jaish-e-Mohammed, saying attacks of this type were carried out by them. "It was a good operation that they have conducted", he told reporters. The terrorists were 16-17 in number.

Kumar said that the flights were initially delayed at the airport due to the attack. Khan termed the operation as a paragon example of coordination among security forces. Reports claimed that the Intelligence Agencies had warned the authorities about a possible terror attack. This was not a setback.

"The fidayeen [suicide] attack was repulsed".

"So long our friendly neighbour (Pakistan) does not behave, I think we can expect many more attacks", Sharma said.

"As long as militancy is there, the militants can continue to plan such attacks". "We suspect the terrorists may have come to Srinagar from north Kashmir".

Soon after the attack, the routes leading to the airport were sealed and all morning flights were suspended.


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