Camp near Srinagar Airport attacked

Pakistan has been firing continuously in J&K’s Poonch district

The IG said that, "Some reported that the attack was at the airport".

The gunmen believed to be suicide attackers indiscriminately used gunfire, while making their entry inside the camp near Indian air force station and airport in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Militants have in recent months targeted police camps in Kashmir. "The remaining terrorists, whose exact number is still unknown are holed up in a nearby white building with encounter in its final stages, said an official".

#6:25 AM: Sources say that the security forces are engaged in a gunfight with the terrorists.

Two militants were killed in the gunbattle that is raging near the airport, forcing brief suspension of air traffic and closure of schools in the vicinity. "Two others managed to sneak into the camp", Inspector General of Police Kashmir Muneer Khan told reporters while addressing a joint press conference with IG CRPF Ravideep Singh Sahi and IG BSF Kashmir Sonali Mishra. A police official said three BSF jawans were injured in the beginning of the attack and a militant was killed in the retaliatory fire. A constable of Indian police was also killed in an attack in Pulwama district. Residents of the area said that they heard dozens of loud explosions which rattled entire Humaham and its adjoining neighbourhoods. He said militants cut the fencing between the extension of Defence Colony and Gogoland to enter into the building. The three attackers were also killed in a two-day battle. Intermittent firing on. IG SNR CRPF and senior officials of SFs are on the spot. Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for the attack, reports said.

"Normal flight operations have resumed and passengers were boarding flights", said Director, Airport Authority of India, Srinagar, Sharad Kumar.