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Mehbooba Mufti ‘deeply disturbed’ by Sunjuwan terror attack

SNS | New Delhi |

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said she was “deeply disturbed” by the terror attack in Sunjuwan, Jammu and extended her sympathies to those injured.

In a tweet, she said: “Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today. My heart goes out to the injured & their families.”

Two soldiers of the Indian Army have died in the terror attack that took place early Saturday as a group of four-to-five heavily armed militants stormed the Sunjuwan army camp in Jammu.

According to reports, the IAF para commandos have been airlifted to Jammu while another aircraft will bring in more commandos from Sarsawa to flush out the holed up militants.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to the Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police to take stock of the situation.

J-K DGP SP Vaid has briefed the home minister about the counter operations launched by the security forces while Rajnath has directed officials of the Home Ministry to look into the matter.

The home minister is monitoring the situation closely, officials said.

Soon after the attack, reinforcements of the Army’s special forces and SOG rushed to the spot and cordoned off the whole area amid a fierce gunfight, security official said.

A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city.

Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack on the Army or security establishment by Jaish-e-Mohammed in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9, 2013.

Militants had attacked the same army station in 2006. Twelve soldiers were killed and seven others were injured in that attack before the two ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) terrorists were killed.