Terror strikes Sunjuwan Army camp: JCO, NCO martyred, 3 terrorists killed
Three militants and two soldiers were killed in the terror attack on an Army Camp in Sunjuwan, Jammu and Kashmir. Nine people, including five women and children received injuries in the attack. Two of them are in hospital in critical conditions.
Four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists barged into the JCO family quarters in the garrison of the 36 Army Brigade and opened fire. The incident took place in the Sunjuwan area of Jammu and Kashmir.
The two slain armymen have been identified as Lt Madan Lal Choudhary, 49, and Habibullah Quereshi, 42.
Currently there is room to room intervention on to pin down the terrorists inside the JCO building. The IAF para commandos have been airlifted from to Jammu from Udhampur.
Security forces have cordoned off the area around the Sunjuwan Army camp after shots were heard inside. The forces are responding to the attack. There were intelligence inputs about a terror strike on an Army camp a few days back. The intelligence stated that an attack is likely on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru.
The Army Chief has briefed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman about the incident. All schools within a 500 metre radius have been closed.
The Army in a media briefing in the evening confirmed that two terrorists have been killed in the counter-operations. Arms and ammunitions, including AK-56 rifles and hand grenades have been recovered from their possession.
Two terrorists, two junior commissioned officer killed and nine others injured, including five women and two children, said defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand.
Army helicopters and drones have been pressed into service to ascertain the exact location of the terrorists, officials said.
Abhimanyu battle tanks deployed inside the military station in Sunjuwan area, according to sources.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired a high-level security meeting in Jammu following the attack on the army camp. The meeting was attended by J&K director general of police SP Vaid and personnel from other security agencies.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Jammu to take stock of the situation.
The attack comes a few days after terrorists carried out a strike at an Army Camp in Pulwama on February 5. Terrorists had hurled a grenade at the camp which houses a unit of the Rashtriya Rifles.
Last week four Indian soldiers, three jawans and a Captain were martyred in unprovoked firing by Pakistan at the Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri district. Two jawans were also injured in the incident.