attack on sunjuwan army camp: Jaish-e-Mohammad targets sleeping families at Sunjuwan Army camp, kills two officers | India News
JAMMU: In a pre-dawn fidayeen assault on Saturday, a bunch of closely armed Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck at an Military camp in Sunjuwan city on nationwide freeway 1A connecting Jammu to Srinagar, killing two officers and injuring 9 others, together with a Colonel and a woman little one.
Three of the terrorists have been neutralised within the Military operation which continues to be on. A lot of the camp residents in over 150 homes have been evacuated to flush out different terrorists. Sources stated choppers and drones have been used to maintain observe of the motion of the terrorists. IAF para commandos have been airlifted to Jammu from Udhampur and Sarsawa.
Intel sources stated the assault on Military’s residential advanced bears the stamp of Jaish-e-Mohammad. It coincided with the fifth anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru, a convict within the 2001 Parliament assault by Jaish, on Friday. Troopers and their households have been sleeping when the terrorists struck in the dead of night, firing indiscriminately.
The martyred Military officers have been recognized as Havaldar Mohammad Ashraf Mir and JCO Madan Lal Choudhary. The JCO’s daughter, Neha, is among the many injured.
Defence spokesperson Col N N Joshi stated the injured included 5 ladies and youngsters. Two of them are essential. “Attributable to presence of girls and youngsters within the housing colony, the operations are being progressed cautiously to minimise casualties,” the defence assertion stated. That is the second fidayeen assault on the camp. A dozen troopers have been killed when the identical camp was attacked by terrorists on June 28, 2003.
Wearing fight fatigues, the terrorists took strategic place within the housing space of the camp and engaged safety forces in fierce gunbattle by means of the day on Saturday. A reinforcement of Military’s Particular Forces and SOG rushed to the camp and cordoned off the entire space amid heavy firing.
IGP Jammu Zone SD Singh Jamwal stated round Four.50-Four.55am, a bunch of terrorists barged into the camp, simply eight km from the J&Okay legislative meeting constructing. He stated the precise variety of terrorists will not be ascertained but. Sources stated 5 to 6 terrorists could have entered the camp by means of an open culvert. On noticing suspicious motion, the guard on obligation opened fireplace, the IGP stated. Following a quick trade of fireside, the terrorists rushed to the close by household quarters.
J&Okay parliamentary affairs minister Abdul Rehman Veeri knowledgeable the Home that each the Military officers killed within the assault are from the state. 4 of the injured, Col Rohit Solanki, Havaldar Abdul Hamid, Lance Naik Bahadur Singh and Neha, have been shifted to Authorities Medical Faculty right here.
The camp is unfold over many acres of land alongside the busy nationwide freeway. It’s situated adjoining to a number of residential colonies, buying arcades, motor showrooms and personal colleges on the bypass. Following the phobia assault, Jammu has been placed on excessive alert whereas all academic establishments inside half a kilometre radius of the camp have been closed for the day. Col Joshi stated the slain terrorists have been carrying AK-56 assault rifles and great amount of ammunition and hand grenades. Belongings of the slain terrorists confirmed they have been from Jaish-e-Mohammed.