Jammu attack: Five soldiers and a civilian killed, Army guns down 4 terrorists in Sunjuwan
Four militants, too, had been killed in the attack on the army camp that also left 11 people, including five members of soldiers’ families, injured.india Updated: Feb 11, 2018 13:40 IST
Five soldiers and a civilian have been killed as an army operation to flush out militants holed up close to the residential area of the Sunjwan military station in Jammu continued for the second day on Sunday, a police release said.
Four militants, too, had been killed in the attack on the army camp that also left 11 people, including five members of soldiers’ families, injured, the release said.
“The 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 said.
Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat arrived in Jammu to review the operation that started early on Saturday after heavily armed militants in army fatigues stormed the camp at around 4.45am.
The army confirmed the number of injured but said it would release a statement on the “martyrs” shortly.
According to police, a soldier and his father were among the dead.
Two of the soldiers were killed on Saturday within hours of the strike claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The attack will once again raise questions, as security was beefed up in the state in view of the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who hailed from Kashmir.
The Sunjuwan camp faced a similar attack 14 years ago when two fidayeen militants cut through barbed wires to enter the military base in Jammu on June 28, 2003. At least 12 soldiers were killed in the attack.
First Published: Feb 11, 2018 12:20 IST