IG Khan, however, denied reports of damaged fencing and said the terrorists carried out the attack by cutting the barbed fence around the camp.
Besides being a highly guarded security zone because of the location of the strategic airport, many top former bureaucrats, police officials and politicians have residences in the area. BSF sources told Mirror that at the time of the attack, five BSF officers were present at the officers' mess and they were evacuated.
He told reporters the Islamist group was a threat "because they believe in surprise suicide attacks".
One BSF trooper was killed in the attack, while three other jawans were injured.
The officer added: "As long as Pakistan is our neighbour, such attacks will keep happening". Pakistan-based terror group Jaish e Mohammed's "Afzal Guru squad" has claimed the attack.More news: Derek Carr should easily beat six weeks, could return in two
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Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu-Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence or for unification with neighboring Pakistan.
A day after BSF ASI Brij Kishore Yadav was killed in a militant attack in Srinagar, his daughter Sushma Kumari on Wednesday said 100 Pakistani terrorists should be killed to compensate for her father's supreme sacrifice for the country.
The DG BSF said two of the three militants were wearing CRPF battle uniform while the third was wearing a Pathan suit. Heavy contingent of security forces including para commandos were engaged in the anti terrorist operation, which was over after all three terrorists were neutralised.
Security agencies say, this year they have killed a number of commanders of the terror outfit due to which now no local commanders remain to execute attacks.
The terrorists who were in military fatigues violated four layers of security at the camp, to which Indian soldiers retaliated and shot down one of the attackers. Khan termed the operation as a paragon example of coordination among security forces.