Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attack army camp in Jammu

11 February, 2018, 03:54 | Author: Essie Rivera
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The combing operation is now underway, Jammu IGP SD Singh Jamwal said. Mr Veeri said that Subedar Maganlal and Subedar Mohammed Ashraf were killed in the attack, as per initial reports.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired a high-level security meeting in Jammu. Jamwal also said that a soldier's daughter was wounded in the attack.

In the wake of the attack on the Army camp, Speaker of J&K Assembly Kavinder Gupta adjourned the session for 15 minutes. The Army responded to the attack quickly and restricted the attackers' movement. Also, the Indian army claimed that the attack was done by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist group and they tried to kill the army personnel and civilians. The area was cordoned off and schools closed.

In their signature style, the JeM cadre launched the strike before daybreak by occupying family quarters in a bid to prolong the stand-off inside the Army camp.

Inspector General Police SD Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu that "around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was sacked upon. The critically injured JCO has succumbed to injuries", sources said adding condition of JCO's daughter is critical.

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Following the attack, a high alert was sounded in Jammu and security was beefed up in and around the city.

And that is despite the fact that the Sunjuwan Military Station is a heavily fortified camp which is a thoroughly monitored and guarded army installation.

The fierce gunfight broke out early Saturday morning after gunmen believed to be fidayeen (suicide attackers) indiscriminately opened fire and entered a highly fortified military camp at Sunjawan in Jammu, the winter capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Asking the security agencies to maintain close coordination, she directed police and other security agencies to maintain vigil in the State and ensure that no subversive element is allowed to disturb peace in the State.

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