Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Army chief Bipin Rawat to visit Jammu post terrorist attacks

Updated On : 2018-02-12 16:58:17
Defence Minister, Army chief to visit Jammu post terrorist attacks (Source: PTI)
Defence Minister, Army chief to visit Jammu post terrorist attacks (Source: PTI)
New Delhi:

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat are all set to visit the Sunjwan Army Camp in Jammu on Monday. Defence Minister Sitharaman will first visit the army hospital in Satwari, and then the Sunjwan army camp.

Meanwhile, on Monday morning, an encounter broke out in a CRPF Camp in Karan Nagar district of Srinagar between two militants and security forces.

One CRPF personnel was seriously injured in the attack on the security base, while search operations for the two militants were on. However, the CRPF personnel succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday morning, Sitharaman held a high-level security review meeting to discuss the situation in the state. The meeting, which was attended by three service chiefs, defence secretary, and other top officials, was held at the Army headquarter in South Block.

General Bipin Rawat, who was in Jammu to review the anti-terror operations on Sunday, briefed the gathering on the incident and how the incident happened. Rawat also briefed the Defence Minister on the status of projects being undertaken to upgrade the security of the military bases.

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Meanwhile, security forces killed three terrorists holed up in the Sunjwan Army Camp. The Islamic terrorist militant organisation, Lashkar-e-Taiba, took full responsibility of the attack, which killed six people including five Army personnel and one civilian.

On Saturday, terrorists started firing at 36 Brigade camp of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in Sunjwan. An official said, “The terrorists entered the family accommodation complex after which quick response teams cordoned off the area and isolated the terrorists, who [were] holed up in a few houses [inside the camp].”

On Sunday, the Indian Army launched a “clearing” operation and fired mortar shells at the vacated residential quarters.

First Published : Monday, February 12, 2018 04:47 PM
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