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BSF soldier dies post encounter with terrorists in Srinagar

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 October 2017, 11:48 IST

A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel succumbed to his injuries post an encounter with terrorists at a camp manned by the 182nd battalion of the BSF located near Srinagar Airport and Air Force Station Gogoland on Tuesday morning.

So far, two terrorists have been eliminated and some security personnel are injured.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a high level meeting at 11.30 a.m. to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The BSF control room had said that at least three terrorists were involved in the attack.

The area close to camp and the Kashmir Valley School has been sealed to allow for the search and security operation to continue smoothly.

According to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Srinagar Airport has been shut down due to ongoing encounter.

No flights are operating till the security clearance and the airport is under the CRPF security.

The encounter is still underway. Further details are awaited.


First published: 3 October 2017, 11:48 IST