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


The security forces today killed at least three terrorists, believed to be associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), several hours after they attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Sunjwan area.

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".

He said so far a JCO and an NCO, both from Jammu and Kashmir have been martyred and nine others, including five women and children, injured. "The GMC Jammu has also been informed to be in readiness to deal with any exigency and ensure best medical care to the injured", he said.

The area of the army camp is now cordoned off by the authorities. The area was cordoned off and schools were closed.

The Congress reminded the government how Pakistan and its intelligence agency ISI have been exporting terror to India for long saying that as many as 342 soldiers have been killed in various such attacks in Gudaspur, Udhampur, Uri, Pampore, Nagrota and Kupwara areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab bordering Pakistan.

He termed it as a "fidayeen attack" launched at the Sunjwan Militarty Station of 36 Brigade at around 4:10 am.

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The central security official, however, said that "army installations in J&K are.have always been high on list of possible targets of Pakistani infiltrators".

Director General of Police, S P Vaid; IGP, Jammu, S D S Jamwal, senior officers of Army, Police and civil administration were present on the occasion.

Those injured included a major, Havaldar Abdul Hamid, Lance Naik Bahadur Singh and the daughter of slain Subedar Chowdhary, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri had earlier told the Assembly which witnessed protests by BJP members who raised anti-Pakistan slogans.

The quick reaction teams of the Indian Army and reinforcements were immediately rushed to the spot to contain the terrorists inside one of the buildings.

"Large quantity of ammunition and hand grenades, the search of their belongings confirm the militants belonged to the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit", the spokesman said. The fire was retaliated.

In the evening, GoC in C, Northern Command, Lt Gen Devraj Anbu apprised the Chief Minister about the Sunjwan attack and operations against the militants there. "My heart goes out to the injured & their families".