4 killed, 9 injured

Katrina Barker
February 11, 2018

The army officer said Subedar Madanlal Chowdhary and Havildar Habibullah Quereshi, both hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, were killed and nine others - four army personnel and five women and children - were injured in the attack.

"Search of their belongings confirmed the terrorists to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed". "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today".

Declaring its support for the government and the Army, the Congress urged the prime minister to personally supervise the anti-terror operation so that the security forces could give a befitting response to its sponsor Pakistan. Security agencies had sounded a high alert last week for February 9 and February 11, the day Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front founder Maqbool Bhat was hanged in Tihar jail in 1984. Schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed by authorities as a precautionary measure.

It is learnt that Lance Naik Bahadur Singh, Major Abhijeet and Col Rohit Solanki, two women and a young girl, daughter of JCO Madan Lal Choudhary are injured in the attack.

A defence spokesperson in Jammu said the terrorists entered the camp after an exchange of fire with a sentry near the family quarters at the rear. Since terrorists are holed up inside the family quarters, we are moving very cautiously.

The latest reports coming from Jammu is that third militant has been killed, taking death toll to five. So far, the Indian Army has managed to neutralise at least three heavily armed terrorists inside the military station located along the bypass road on the outskirts of Jammu. Jamwal also said that a soldier's daughter was wounded in the attack. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also chaired a high-level security review meeting in the wake of the terror strike. The operation is progressing with extreme caution to avoid casualties in the dark. IGP SD Singh Jamwal told reporters here that "around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was sacked upon".

The National Conference also distanced itself from the Pro-Pakistan slogans that were raised in the assembly after the BJP condemned the attacks.

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.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

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