Sunjwan attack: Fresh gunshots heard

10 February, 2018, 08:54 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Sunjuwan Army Camp terror attack Operation underway for last 27 hours

Two Army officers were martyred in a terrorist attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu in the early hours of Saturday. However, Choudhary later succumbed to his injuries, The Indian Express reported. The militants attacked the family quarters at Sunjwan Army camp leading to the deaths of two children. Officials said the militants have been cornered in one of the family quarters and the operation is underway.

Gunshots were heard on Saturday morning inside Sunjwan Army camp. Veeri, who was speaking in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Thursday, said that Pakistan Army had started firing indiscriminately in Mankote sector on Wednesday.

The district administration has directed closure of the schools within 500 metres of the camp.

Drones and helicopters are being used by the security forces to track the terrorists.

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While no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, it is believed to be an attack by the JeM.

In view of the fidayeen attack, authorities have closed all schools within five kilometers radius of the army camp. This is the second time it has been targeted in 10 years.

"And around at 4.55 am, the suspicious movement was noticed, and the sense bunker was sacked upon and they retaliated". There were intelligence inputs about possible attacks in the state, and security forces were alert, but there was no specific information that they would strike this station in Jammu.

Suicide attackers had targeted the same army station in 2003.

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