Special Forces of the Indian Army have succeeded in neutralising one terrorist at Sunjuwan Military Station in Jammu.
Around 3 terrorists are believed to be still holed up inside one of the houses in the camp. The forces are engaging the terrorists who are believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Security agencies were on high alert since 9 February due to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s fifth death anniversary.
At the time of writing, details of the slain terrorist remain unknown.
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.
Heavy police and military deployment has been thrown around the camp and adjoining areas to prevent the terrorists from escaping.
In a statement, the Indian Army said that one soldier attained martyrdom and six others, including three women and children, were injured.
Pictures aired on news channels show the slain terrorist wearing army fatigues – a common sight in nearly all terrorist attacks in the past, including Uri and Pathankot.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the terrorists are from Pakistan. 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.
Speaking in the J-K Assembly, Gupta said that the attack took place “because of the presence of the Rohingya refugees in the area”.
Though he later expunged his remark, the same allegation has been levelled by BJP MLAs of the state and locals in Jammu.