Militants attack Sunjuwan army camp, 2 soldiers martyred, six others injured

11 February, 2018, 05:18 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Personnel outside the army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu on Saturday morning

Militants stormed an Indian army camp early on Saturday in the country's northern Jammu and Kashmir state, killing two army personnel and wounding nine people, an army spokesman said.

"Operations will continue till all the terrorist are apprehended or killed", an army official said.

On Saturday, the army successfully neutralised one more terrorist in the ongoing operation at Sunjwan Army Camp in Jammu and Kashmir. She also said that her husband was also seriously injured in the attack and needs immediate evacuation. But three JeM operatives still managed to infiltrate the camp on December 31 and kill five force personnel before being gunned down.

The two slain soldiers are from Jammu. "The MHA is closely monitoring the situation", a tweet posted by Mr. Singh's verified handle said.

In the initial attack, Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhry, his daughter Neha, and Lance Naik Bhadur Singh were injured.

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The fidayeen entered the camp from its rear side at 4.10am and started firing indiscriminately.

Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack on the Army or security establishment by in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9, 2013.

The camp is located on the outskirts of the city of Jammu.

Most of the unarmed soldiers and their family members were rescued by the Army after cornering the attackers.

Even before the militant attack on the Pathankot airbase in January 2016, security agencies had intercepted conversations between four JeM operatives and their handlers in Pakistan that suggested an imminent attack on a defence installation in Punjab. Inspector General of Police (Jammu range) S D Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu that around 4.55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was sacked upon.

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The National Conference also distanced itself from the Pro-Pakistan slogans that were raised in the assembly after the BJP condemned the attacks.

"They've been cornered in one of the family quarters".

While security forces were busy engaging the Pakistani terrorists, J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met and poke to the injured at the hospital.

In December past year, a similar attack on highly fortified paramilitary camp in the region ended with killing of five Central Reserve Police Force personnel and three militants.

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