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Injured in Sunjuwan camp attack, pregnant woman delivers baby in hospital

SNS | New Delhi |

A pregnant woman, who was injured in an attack by armed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists on the family quarters at the Sunjuwan military camp here, delivered a baby girl in the hospital on Sunday.

Rifleman Nazir Ahmed and his pregnant wife were injured in the firing by the terrorists and were shifted to the Military Hospital at Satwari here, an army official said.

“The army doctors worked all night to save the life of the severely injured pregnant woman with gunshots wounds and helped her deliver a baby girl, following a caesarean section operation,” said Jammu-based army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand.

“Both the mother and the baby are stable,” he added.

Lt Col Anand said the condition of a 14-year-old boy, who was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his head, however remained critical.

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Sunday took to Twitter to share the “good news” among tragic reports of martyrdom of five armymen.

A Defence Ministry spokesman on Sunday confirmed that nine people were killed in the ongoing anti-terror operation in an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to media persons here, Colonel Devendra Anand said three terrorists have been killed in the operation that has been going on since Saturday inside the Sunjuwan army station in Jammu city.

Earlier reports said that four terrorists had been killed, but the Defence Ministry spokesman said he could so far confirm the killing of only three terrorists.

Five armymen, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and the father of an armyman died, 11 others were injured, besides three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were killed in the two-day gunbattle, following the terror attack on the military camp on Sunday.

A Defence Ministry spokesman on Sunday confirmed that nine people were killed in the ongoing anti-terror operation in an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to media persons here, Colonel Devendra Anand said three terrorists have been killed in the operation that has been going on since Saturday inside the Sunjuwan army station in Jammu city.

Earlier reports said that four terrorists had been killed, but the Defence Ministry spokesman said he could so far confirm the killing of only three terrorists.

Five armymen, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and the father of an armyman died, 11 others were injured, besides three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were killed in the two-day gunbattle, following the terror attack on the military camp on Sunday.

(with agency inputs)