|Indian army troopers take up their positions during a gun fight in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, March 13, 2013. India Wednesday said the two militants who stormed a paramilitary camp near a cricket ground in Indian-controlled Kashmir this morning, killing at least five security forces personnel and injuring eight others. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)
NEW DELHI, March 13 (Xinhua) -- At least five security forces personnel were killed and 10 others injured when two militants stormed a paramilitary camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday, a senior police official said.
"The two militants, who were on a suicidal mission, entered a playing field in cricket gear and started firing indiscriminately at the Central Reserve Police Force camp at Bemina in the northern state's capital Srinagar. The two militants, who had hid their arms and ammunition in their sports bag, were also killed in the ensuing encounter that lasted for over an hour," he said, on condition of anonymity.
However, there were no reports of any civilian casualty though some children have been playing at the ground at the time of the attack, he said, adding that the injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals.
"A search operation is going on in the area to find out whether there was a third militant who is still hiding in the vicinity," the official said.
The Chief Minister of the Indian-controlled Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, has condemned the attack.
This has been the first "fidayeen" (suicidal) attack in Kashmir in the last three years.
The attack is perceived to be a retaliation against India's execution of 2001 Parliament attacks' main conspirator Afzal Guru last month. Guru was a native of Kashmir.