Srinagar airport has been shut down as the camp that has been attacked is close by.
The identity of the attackers was yet to be ascertained but the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit has claimed the responsibility for the attack.
The attack reportedly took place took place at 4.00 AM and exchange of firing was going on between the militants and security forces, they said. However, of late Indian policemen also have been trained to fight them. The airport is managed by the Indian Air Force and also doubles as a military base with many attack helicopters based there.
However, three of the heavily armed terrorists were killed by the security forces in the encounter that followed. The target was the camp and not the airport, sources also revealed.
The weapon room of the BSF camp seemed to the target of the terrorists, he said, adding that their attempt was foiled by an alert sentry who challenged them.
A group of militants today launched a suicide attack on a BSF camp near the Srinagar International Airport, killing an Assistant Sub Inspector of the BSF and leaving four security personnel injured.
The spike in militancy-related incidents may be because "they (militants) want to telegraph a message that they can strike at will in any part of the Kashmir Valley", a highly placed police source said. Three other security officers injured in the attack are recuperating in the hospital.
Mr. Khan said the Srinagar airport was not the main target of the militants.
Is political deadlock in Kashmir a reason behind the rise in the daredevil militant attacks on government forces installations? "I personally went to the airport and ensured that the public does not face any problems in catching the aircraft", Vaid said.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Munir Khan said they continued to look for six to seven terrorists and that they needed to "neutralise them very fast". "The operation ended at 1 pm", he told the media.
"All morning flights have been suspended", a senior police official said.