5 soldiers killed, one civilian dead in Sunjuwan Army Camp attack, 4 terrorists gunned down; Piyush Goyal slams Congress over politics

11 February 2018, 01:25 PM

Five soldiers and one civilian were killed while several others including an armymen’s daughter injured after Jaish-e-Mohammed fidayeen terrorists stormed the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu on Saturday.

The terrorists entered from the rear side of Sunjwan Army camp where family quarters are located, DGP S P Vaid said.

“Around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was fired upon. The fire was retaliated. The number of militants isn’t known. They’ve been cornered in one of the family quarters,” DGP S P Vaid told reporters in Jammu.

At least four RPT four persons, including an Army personnel’s daughter, have been injured, officials said.

The Four militants, have been killed as the operation continues on day two. 

Intelligence inputs had warned an attack on the Army or security establishment by Jaish-e-Mohammed in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat on February 9 and February 11, respectively.

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Here are the HIGHLIGHTS on Sunjuwan Army Camp attack:

# The nation should stand united behind our security forces, they should be encouraged. Unfortunate that Congress leaders associate this kind of tragedy with politics. Strongly condemn them for doing politics over blood and sweat of our Army persons, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal 

Operation is still underway. I think it is not right to comment on it while the operation is on. I am sure that our jawans, who are in the operation, will successfully conclude it: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

# Three terrorists have been killed. Army has taken all precautions because every human life is precious and Army does not want a collateral damage. I'm sure we will be able to finish the operation soon, says SD Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu

Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, visits Jammu. 

It's a condemnable act. This shows the cowardice of Pakistan who can't face India indirectly & sends its people to attack civilians here. There are family quarters around the Camp, so the Army is taking precaution in cordoning the area, says J&K deputy CM, Nirmal Singh

# Indian Army sends 4 tanks in camp campus.

# Indian Army to blow off buildings where JeM militants are suspected to be hiding.

# One more JeM terrorist gunned down.

# Army deploys armoured vehicles in camp.

# One terrorist shot dead, AK-17, grenades and ammunition recovered.

# Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti chairs a high-level security meeting in Jammu.  Senior officers of Indian Army, CRPF, BSG and Jammu and Kashmir Police takes part in the meeting.

# Indian Army evacuates 19 of the 26 flats in the camp. 

# I live in that constituency, complaints have come from there & in a way govt also accepts that number of Rohingyas & Bangladeshis is increasing & that they are a security threat: J&K Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta on Sunjwan attack

# Meanwhile, the politics has started to intensify over the attack after a BJP MLC Vikram Randhawa raised the issue of Bangladeshis & Rohingyas living in the surrounding areas of Jammu.

# UPDATE: 2 Army personnel have lost their lives, 4 others, including a daughter of an Army personnel, injured. Operation continues. 

Another aircraft is airborne to airlift para commandos from Sarsawa.

# Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and took stock of the situation arising out of the terror attack on Sunjwan Army Camp in Jammu.

# Indian Air Force also springs into action. Para commandos airlifted from Udhampur brought to the campsite.

# One soldier lost his life while two others are injured. Terrorists are holed up in a family quarter and firing with small arms. 

A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city.

# Reinforcements of the Army’s special forces and SOG rushed to the spot and cordoned off the whole area amid a fierce gunfight.

# Authorities have ordered the closure of schools in Sunjawan belt of Jammu city in the wake of the terror attack on an Army camp.

Security forces and police have cordoned off the area around the Sunjwan Army camp. The camp falls under the first Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 36 Brigade.

# Gunshots heard inside Sunjwan Army camp

First Published: Saturday, February 10, 2018 07:05 AM
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