Sunjwan attack updates: Soldier, injured in Jammu terror attack, dies

Sunjwan attack updates: Soldier, injured in Jammu terror attack, dies

Sunjwan attack updates: Soldier, injured in Jammu terror attack, dies

Three terrorists were also gunned down.

The Congress showed restraint saying it would not comment on the ongoing anti-terror operation at the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu but reminded PM Modi that he had tried to derive political mileage during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

The attack triggered a flurry of activities as the army rushed quick response teams and deployed commandos to neutralise the attackers.

The two slain soldiers are from Jammu. Since terrorists are holed up inside the family quarters, we are moving very cautiously.

The Jaish militant, it seems, selected their target carefully as the forces were anticipating an attack on a security camp in Kashmir valley.

Separately, in July a year ago, the government had delegated "substantial" financial powers to the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to strengthen perimeter security at sensitive bases across the country.

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

"The operation is still on", said an official, adding that all schools close to the attack site were closed as a preventive measure.

Police sources earlier said that the attackers split themselves into two groups and one of these was "isolated" in a corner of a four-storey building within the camp. He said four Army officials and a civilian who were injured in the attack are being treated at Jammu's Government Medical College Hospital (GMC). Pertinently, there was an intelligence input about the possible attack by Afzal-Guru squad on the fifth death anniversary of Afzal Guru in the J&K. The Defence Spokesman confirmed that terrorists' belongings clearly indicate that they were Jaish-e-Mohammad cadre.

The army had to rush reinforcements of police and paramilitary to take on militants inside the camp. During the Pathankot attack, a note was left by the attackers that they belonged to the squad.

Officials said no sooner the militants entered the camp, they took refuge inside the family headquarters and engaged the troopers in a fierce gunfight. Another message on the wall read: "Eik shaheed, hazar fidayeen (One martyr, thousand fidayeen)".

Union home minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to the Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid who briefed him about the situation.

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