Soldier, injured in Jammu terror attack, dies — Sunjwan attack updates
Feb 11 2018
Armoured vehicles were deployed to launch the final assault. Three of the attackers were gunned down after a 12-hour operation, the Armysaid.
Anand said the terrorists were wearing combat dress and were carrying AK 56 rifles. Search of their belongings confirm the terrorists to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The attack triggered a flurry of activities as the army rushed quick response teams and deployed commandos to neutralise the attackers.
A security audit of military bases was carried out on the recommendation of a committee headed by Lt Gen Philip Campose which was set up after the daring terror attack on the Pathankot air force base in 2016. 19 of the 26 flats have also been evacuated.
Suspecting they could be militants, the soldiers challenged them.
In the ensuing encounter, Subdedar Muhamamd Ashraf Mir, Colonel Rohit Solanki, commanding officer of 6 Mahar and Havladar Abdul Hamid, Major Abhijit, Lance Naik Bhadur Singh were injured.
The state's minister for parliamentary affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the State Assembly, now in its budget session, that the militants stormed the Sunjwan military station shortly before dawn using the rear side where family quarters are located.
J-K Assembly rocked with protests as BJP members raise anti-Pakistan slogans. "The attackers were guided by the local guide, who had helped the terrorists to reach in the heart of the Jammu city", he said This is the second Fidyeen attack by Jaish terrorists this year. The cross-border firing has stopped since January 22 but sporadic shelling is taking place. It also used helicopters to locate the positions of militants.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed her anguish over the terror attack saying, "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today". The ministry is closely monitoring the situation, Singh's office later tweeted. Unofficial reports said that two children have also been killed during the attack.
Gunshots heard inside Sunjuwan Army camp as operation continues.
"The operation is still on", said an official, adding that all schools close to the attack site were closed as a preventive measure. The camp falls under the first Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 36 brigade.
A group of militants hurled grenades and used heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the Sunjuwan Military Station, police sources said.
Investigators had found a message, written in Urdu, on piece of paper on the body of one of the four terrorists who was killed at Pathankot airbase in 2016.
She also interacted with the doctors and enquired about the condition of the injured.
Hundreds of police, army and paramilitary soldiers were called in to dislodge the fighters, who have barricaded themselves inside multi-storey buildings. "Keeping in view these circumstances, the needle of suspicion is on them", he according to GNS said.
The Pakistan-based JeM had raised an "Afzal Guru squad" to avenge the hanging of the parliament attack mastermind in Tihar jail on February 9, 2013.
All educational institutions within half a kilometre radius of the camp were shut down for the day. "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 one soldier has been killed in the attack, whereas, two others are critical.
Fourteen soldiers have been killed in the last 31 days, he said. Since terrorists are holed up inside the family quarters, we are moving very cautiously. In 2006 when the attack had occurred it resulted in the death of a dozen jawans.