Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

Unofficial reports said that two children have also been killed during the attack.

He said so far a JCO and an NCO, both from Jammu and Kashmir have been martyred and nine others, including five women and children, injured.

Later in the day, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired a high-level security meeting in Jammu which was attended by J&K DGP S.P. Vaid and personnel from other security agencies. The ministry is closely monitoring the situation, Singh's office later tweeted. There was uncertainty about the position and activities of the second group. When the sentry bunker was sacked upon, the soldiers retaliated.

By sunset, the army had lit up the facility with floodlights to flush out the terrorists. The six injured included army wives and daughters.

The district administration has directed closure of the schools within 500 metres of the camp. "Now the attack has been contained and operation is still in progress".

What made the lapse glaring is the fact that the attack took place in Jammu, considered relatively safer than the Kashmir Valley where militants find safe passage and shelter among sympathisers to their cause. Guru was hanged to death in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail on February 9, 2013. Choppers and drones were also used to keep close watch on the movement of the terrorists. He identified the slain JCOs as Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhary and Subedar Muhammad Ashraf Mir.

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Later, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Ahmedabad, Mr. Singh said, "You should be rest assured that Army and security forces are giving a befitting reply to the attack".

The injured include Col Rohit Solanki of 6-Mahar Regiment and Major Abhijeet, sources added. They were initially taken to Military Hospital Satwari and afterwards shifted to GMC hospital.

"Large quantity of ammunition and hand grenades, the search of their belongings confirm the militants belonged to the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit", the spokesman said. She also interacted with the doctors attending them and enquired about their condition and assured all support from the government in the treatment of the injured.

The Minister said the exact number of fidayeen is still not known but as per the initial call received at Police Control Room (PCR) Jammu at around 4.55 this morning, four to five terrorists are involved in the attack. Former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah said that Pakistan had to stop terrorism and linked most incidents to Pakistan.

Condemning the act, the Chief Minister described the attack as an effort by elements inimical to peace to break the developmental pace in the state, thereby putting the common masses to vast trouble. "In the early hours today after a brief exchange of fire with sentry on the periphery, some terrorists entered the family accommodation complex", he said.

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