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Sunjuwan Attack: Army kills two terrorists, confirms JeM hand

SNS | New Delhi |

The operation against the terrorists holed up inside the Indian Army camp at Sunjuwan in Jammu is progressing with extreme caution to avoid casualties in the dark.

As of now, the Army has been able to kill two heavily armed terrorists inside the Military Station. The terrorists were wearing combat uniform and carrying AK-56 rifles, ammunition and hand grenades.

The first terrorist who was killed in the afternoon was reportedly around 20 years old.

Two soldiers, including one JCO, from J-K have been martyred in the attack. Six others, including three women and children, have been injured.

The terrorists attacked the camp located along the National Highway 44 in Jammu early on Saturday, 10 February. It has been almost 13 hours since the attack.

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.

The Army confirmed that the terrorists were from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Flags of the JeM were found with the terrorists.

Most of 150 houses inside the Station have been cleared and the occupants evacuated to safety, the Army said.

A very heavy security net consisting of police, paramilitary and army personnel has been thrown around the Station to prevent the remaining terrorist from escaping. A containment operation is still on.

Security agencies were on high alert since 9 February due to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s fifth death anniversary. Questions are being raised on how the terrorists gained access to the high-security camp when the entire state is on a state of high alert.

Earlier today, J-K Speaker Kavinder Gupta had triggered a controversy by claiming that Rohingya refugees living around the camp have a hand in the attack.

Though he later expunged his remark, the same allegation has been levelled by BJP MLAs of the state and locals in Jammu.