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Sunjuwan Attack: Third terrorist killed by Army, Ops continue

SNS | New Delhi |

The third terrorist involved in the attack on the army camp in Jammu has reportedly been neutralised by the Indian Army on the night of Saturday, 10 February. The operation, which is in its 15th hour at the time of writing, is still on.

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

It is still unclear whether any more terrorist is still holed up inside the camp though reports say that at least one terrorist is still hiding. The operation is progressing with extreme caution to avoid casualties in the dark.

Security forces killed the first terrorist in the afternoon and the second in the evening. One of the terrorist was around 20 years old.

After the killing of the second terrorist, the Army confirmed that the terrorists were from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Flags of the JeM were found with the terrorists.

The terrorists were wearing army fatigues and carrying AK-56 rifles, ammunition and hand grenades.

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

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.

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

While security forces were busy engaging the Pakistani terrorists, J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met and poke to the injured at the hospital. She also held a high-level meeting with General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command, Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu, to review the security situation in the state in the wake of terror attack.

The Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Home), the Director General of Police, state intelligence chief and other top officials attended the meeting.

In the light of the increased attacks on military installations, the Defence Ministry today sanctioned Rs 1,487 crore to the Army to fortify its bases in J-K, North East and several other places to plug their security gaps.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has set a deadline of 10 months for the Army to upgrade perimeter security.

A total of 3,000 sensitive bases, including 600 highly sensitive installations of the Army, Navy and the Air Force were identified by the forces months after the attack on Pathankot air base.