Sunjwan attack: Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5

The terrorist have been cornered in one of the family quarters

The terrorist have been cornered in one of the family quarters

Two soldiers were killed and three others wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as soldiers traded fire with armed militants who were holed up inside an army camp, officials said.

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 Defence Spokesman confirmed that terrorists' belongings clearly indicate that they were Jaish-e-Mohammad cadre.

Today's attack comes 13 months after militants barged into the Army camp at Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu.

The operation continued through out the day as the Army acted with caution and restraint to safeguard the lives of unarmed soldiers and their family members in their houses inside the camp.

Rao had asked the former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister to remove Akbar Lone from his party instead of backing the MLA's "pro-Pak rants".

In the initial attack, Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhry, his daughter Neha, and Lance Naik Bhadur Singh were injured. Following the attack, a high alert was sounded in Jammu and security was beefed up in and around the city.

They said the army was conducting the operation and the Jammu and Kashmir police were not involved.

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Mr. Vaid said the attack coincides with the death anniversary of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. At least three persons, including an Army personnel and his daughter, have been injured, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also took stock of the situation arising out of the terror attack at Sunjwan Army camp at a high-level meeting of officers.

"We appeal to the PM to personally supervise the operation from where ever he is so that those behind it are eliminated", said Surjewala.

He termed it as a "fidayeen attack" launched at the Sunjwan Militarty Station of 36 Brigade at around 4:10 am. Inspector General of Police (Jammu range) S D Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu that around 4.55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was sacked upon.

National Conference MLA Muhammad Akbar Lone raised slogans to counter BJP MLAs.

In December previous year, a similar attack on highly fortified paramilitary camp in the region ended with killing of five Central Reserve Police Force personnel and three militants.

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