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Jammu terror attack updates: 3 JeM terrorists neutralised at Sunjuwan camp, Mehbooba Mufti meets injured

Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked Sunjwan army camp on the outskirts of Jammu city. 2 soldiers killed and 9 people were injured in the attack

FP Staff February 10, 2018 22:36:43 IST
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Jammu terror attack updates: 3 JeM terrorists neutralised at Sunjuwan camp, Mehbooba Mufti meets injured

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09:29 (ist)

Red alert sounded in Jammu city; terrorists enter through a nallah

A red alert has been sounded in Jammu city following the attack on the Sunjwan Army camp on Saturday morning. According to India Today, the terrorists entered the camp through a nallah in the backside. 


A group of militants hurled grenades and used heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the Sunjuwan Military Station, police sources said.

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Feb 10, 2018 - 22:50 (IST)

Congress asks Narendra Modi to "personally supervise" operation against terrorists in Jammu

The Congress appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "personally supervise" the operation against the terrorists who attacked an army camp in Jammu.


Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said it was a matter of deep concern that 14 major terror attacks have taken place on the army in Jammu and Kashmir since 2014, after the NDA government came to power. He said there have been 206 terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir alone and 382 Army personnel were killed in the last four years.


Fourteen soldiers have been killed in the last 31 days, he said. "We appeal to the prime minister, whichever part of the world he is, to personally supervise the operation and ensure that these terrorists are gunned down and give the armed forces every possible help in this regard," he told reporters. — PTI

Feb 10, 2018 - 21:58 (IST)

Visuals of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti meeting injured soldiers at Military Hospital in Jammu

Feb 10, 2018 - 21:42 (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti meets injured at the Military Hospital in Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited the Army Hospital at Satwari in Jammu this evening and enquired about the condition of those injured in Saturday's militant attack on Sunjwan Army camp.


According to an official spokesperson, the chief minister met all the injured and wished them a speedy recovery. She also interacted with the doctors and enquired about the condition of the injured. She assured all support from the state government in their treatment, the spokesperson was quoted as saying in a statement.


Director General of Police SP Vaid, Inspector General of Police, Jammu IGP SDS Jamwal, senior Army officers and officials of police and civil administration were also present there, he said.

Feb 10, 2018 - 21:21 (IST)

Visuals of armoured vehicles deployed at Sunjuwan army camp

Feb 10, 2018 - 21:14 (IST)

Locals provide food and water to security personnel at Sunjuwan army camp 

Feb 10, 2018 - 21:12 (IST)

Third JeM terrorist killed in Sunjuwan army camp operations, reports News18 

Feb 10, 2018 - 21:08 (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra condemns Sunjuwan attack, stresses on need for audit of security establishments

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra expressed concern over the militant attack at Sunjuwan Army Camp in Jammu on Saturday and reiterated his advise about the need for an uncompromising audit of all security establishments.


According to an official spokesperson, the governor spoke to Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu and expressed grief over the death of two army personnel, and wished the speedy recovery to those injured in the attack. — PTI

Feb 10, 2018 - 20:30 (IST)

AK-56 assault rifles, army fatigues, grenades and other ammunition recovered from slain militants at Sunjuwan army camp

Feb 10, 2018 - 20:26 (IST)

"Anybody who has tried to breach our boundaries has been met with the might of India," says Smriti Irani 

"You can change your friends, but you can never change your neighbours. We as a country are a tolerant nation, cognizant of the fact that we live in a delicate environment. We are today confident enough to have a surgical strike and the world speak about our powers," Union minister Smriti Irani said in Mumbai in light of the Sunjuwan army camp terror attack, according to ANI.  "We have forever embraced peace and have never been aggressors but anybody who has tried to breach our boundaries has been met with the might of India," she added.  

Feb 10, 2018 - 20:11 (IST)

Indian Army releases press note on the operations in Sunjuwan 

Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists on Saturday struck at an army camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, killing two junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and injuring six others, including a Major and a daughter of an Army personnel.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly that Subedar Madanlal Chowdhary and Subedar Mohammed Ashraf Mir were killed in the attack by a group of militants.

The army, however, maintained that only one JCO was killed.

Jammu terror attack updates 3 JeM terrorists neutralised at Sunjuwan camp Mehbooba Mufti meets injured

Security personnel stand guard outside the Sunjuwan Army camp during the encounter in Jammu on Saturday. PTI

Briefing media persons at the main entrance of the camp, Jammu-based Army PRO Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said, "In the early hours today after a brief exchange of fire with sentry on the periphery, some terrorists entered the family accommodation complex.

"The quick response teams have cordoned off the area and isolated the terrorists, who are holed up in a few houses (inside the camp)," the officer said.

He said in the operation to evacuate families, one JCO was killed while six persons, including women and children, suffered injuries.

"Due to the presence of women and children in the housing colony, the operations is being progressed cautiously to minimise the casualties," he said.

The major has been airlifted to an Udhampur hospital where his condition was stated to be critical, army officials said.

Army helicopters and drones have been pressed into service to ascertain the exact location of the terrorists, officials said.

While there was no action around the main entrance and vehicles were moving along the Jammu-Lakhanpur bypass in front of the camp, Army personnel in bullet-proof vehicles were engaged in the operation to rescue people from the family quarters in the rear side of the base.

A final assault against the holed-up terrorists would be launched once the rescue operation is over, officials said.

Contingents of para-military CRPF and police personnel have been posted outside the boundary wall and were keeping curious onlookers at bay to avoid civilian casualties. Generators and searchlights were brought to the camp, apparently for a night assault.

Though the exact number of militants was not known, officials said preliminary estimates suggested that there could be three to four of them inside the camp.

Inspector General of Police (Jammu) SD Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu that "around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was fired upon. The fire was retaliated. The number of militants is not known. They have been cornered in one of the family quarters."

Soon after the attack, reinforcements of the army's special forces and special operations group (SOG) rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area amid a fierce gunfight, security official said.

Schools in a five-kilometre radius around the camp have been closed by the authorities as a precautionary measure.

A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city.

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

Those injured included an Army officer, Havaldar Abdul Hamid, Lance Naik Bahadur Singh and the daughter of slain Subedar Chowdhary, the minister earlier told the House which witnessed protests by BJP members who raised anti-Pakistan slogans.

 

With inputs from agencies

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