Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

The terrorists wearing army combat dress were carrying AK-56 assault rifles, large amount of ammunition and hand grenades.

A defence statement said that most of the families have been evacuated from the junior commissioned officers quarters where the terrorists had entered. Two of them are critical. The 740 km LoC is under the operational control of the Army and 192 km International Boundary (IB) along Jammu is manned by the Border Security Force (BSF).

After the attack, both the entry and exit points of the camp have been sealed. "I can not comment anymore as the operation is still on".

Suspecting they could be terrorists, the soldiers challenged them.

Asked about the casualties in the incident, he said it was sad news. Ashraf Mir were killed in the attack. She also said that her husband was also seriously injured in the attack and needs immediate evacuation.

Later, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Ahmedabad, Mr. Singh said, "You should be rest assured that Army and security forces are giving a befitting reply to the attack".

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed her anguish over the terror attack saying, "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today. My heart goes out to the injured & their families". Meanwhile, another aircraft is airborne to airlift para commandos from Sarsawa.

Intermittent gunfire and explosions are taking place inside the camp.

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Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to look into the attack.

Schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed.

The area was cordoned off after the arrival of the Army's special forces and the Special Operations Group. The camp falls under the first Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 36 brigade.

The militants managed to attack the Sunjuwan Military Station in Chenni, located on the outskirts of the Jammu city, despite a red alert about the possibility of a strike by Jaish-e-Mohammad militants to mark the fifth anniversary of the execution of Afzal Guru. The following terror attack has left 2 people injured, one Hawaldar and other his daughter, he added. A colonel and the daughter of a jawan is among those who have been injured.

"Our priority is to flush out the terrorists as soon as possible", police said. Militants number is not known as of now. "I watched a live video, one can see Army area from rooftops there (where Rohingyas and Bangladeshis live), there is drug mafia running in those areas". At least 12 soldiers were killed in the militant attacks.

This is the second time the militants have targetted a military installtion.

Fourteen soldiers have been killed in the last 31 days, he said.

Quoting police reports, the minister said, at 4.55 this morning, a group of four to five terrorists entered into premises of JCOs family quarters and started indiscriminate firing. "And they must have walked nearly 200 meters and reached the JCO quarters", a senior Indian Army officer told Firstpost on the condition of anonymity.

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