While one terrorist blew himself up, two were holed up inside a building near the camp. The attack assumes significance as it happened near the old airfield, which is manned by the Indian Air Force.
Under cover of darkness, the militants cut a fence to enter the camp in the early hours of Tuesday, he added. The identity is yet to ascertained, director general of police S.P. Vaid said. One security personnel has been martyred. The lack of security arrangements outside the airport has also ensured that only a limited number of 52 flights operate in the day at the global airport.
Srinagar airport is the only civilian airport in the region, besides this, the technical airport used by armed forces and VIPs is also in the vicinity.
"It is the same group whose militants also carried out an attack in Pulwama town earlier", he told the media. "One more militant is believed to be now holed up inside a building, and an operation is underway", a police official said. While civil airport is secured by CRPF, the technical area and outer periphery area of airport is maintained by BSF and Air Force.
New Delhi says Pakistan initiates cross-border firing to help anti-India militants cross into Indian-administered Kashmir to launch attacks.
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Residents in the neighbourhood said they heard dozens of blasts and intermittent gunfire was still ongoing.
In August, suicide attackers stormed a highly-guarded police installation in the southern part of this disputed territory, killing four policemen and four paramilitary personnel.
The colony, which is to the left of the first checking gate of the Srinagar International Airport, is a high-end residential area that houses many bureaucrats and politicians.