Jaish-e-Mohammed militants storm Jammu Army camp

Jaish-e-Mohammed militants storm Jammu Army camp

Jaish-e-Mohammed militants storm Jammu Army camp

Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) of the Indian Army engaged the terrorists as they targeted the quarters of the JCOs after entering the camp from the rear.

Three or four suspected members of the Jaish-e-Mohammed group attacked the camp at around 05:00 a. m. (23:30 GMT on Friday), The Indian Express reported. The Army in a media briefing in the evening confirmed that two terrorists have been killed in the counter-operations.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra expressed concern over the militant attack at Sunjwan Army Camp here today, and reiterated his advise about the need for an uncompromising audit of all security establishments. She also said that her husband was also seriously injured in the attack and needs immediate evacuation.

The area of the army camp is now cordoned off by the authorities.

Armed insurgency by Muslim separatists and the tough military campaign by the security forces to crush it have claimed thousands of lives in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. Schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed by authorities as a precautionary measure.

In the initial attack, Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhry, his daughter, Neha, and Lance Naik Bahadur Singh were injured.

A defence statement said that most of the families have been evacuated from the junior commissioned officers quarters where the terrorists had entered.

Mr. Vaid said the attack coincides with the death anniversary of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

This is also the second attack on the Sunjwan Military station in 15 years.

Army is combing the houses inside the Sunjuwan Military Station located along the National Highway 44 near Jammu city.

"We appeal to the PM to personally supervise the operation from where ever he is so that those behind it are eliminated", said Surjewala.

The operation will continue till all the militants part of the fidayeen attack are apprehended or killed, he added.

Rao was referring to Omar's earlier tweet wherein he had said the party would not say anything more on the issue of Lone's pro-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly.

Earlier, the state police informed that three security personnel and a civilian suffered injuries in the attack. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also chaired a high-level security review meeting in the wake of the terror strike.

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