Jammu attack highlights: Five soldiers, one civilian killed in Sunjuwan army camp
The Indian Army on Sunday morning resumed its operations to flush out remaining terrorists of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) holed up in Jammu’s Sunjuwan Military Camp. Here are the highlights.Updated: Feb 11, 2018 22:43 IST
Three militants have been killed so far by security forces in an operation to flush out JeM militants from an Army camp in Jammu, a senior police official said on Sunday.
The toll in the attack on Sunjuwan Army camp rose to six on Sunday with the deaths of four more Army personnel and a civilian.
Here are the highlights:
9pm: Five explosions take place inside the military station in Jammu to blow up targeted structures as part of the sanitisation operation by army commandos.
5.05pm: National Investigation Agency team reaches the military station in Jammu.
4.55pm: Four fire tenders rushed to Sunjuwan army camp as a precautionary measure.
3.47pm: Defence spokesperson Lt Devender Anand said AK-56 rifles, under barrel grenade launchers(UBGL), ammunition and grenades have been recovered from the militants.
3.46pm: Five soldiers and one civilian have been killed in the ongoing operation at the military station.
2.40pm: A National Investigation Agency team arrived at Sunjuwan military station to probe the terrorist attack.
1.30pm: Residents provided snacks, meals to security forces in Sunjuwan. Read full report here.
1pm: 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.
I strongly condemn the terror attack on our Army camp in Jammu in which 6 Indians have been martyred. All Indians, across political lines, stand united with our Army men and women. My prayers and thoughts are with the families of those killed and injured.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 11, 2018
11.50am: 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 told ANI news.
11.30am: As per TV reports, one more terrorist has been killed in the operation, taking the total figure to 4.
11.20am: 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: SD Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu.
10.30am: Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat arrived in Jammu on Sunday to review an anti-terror operation at the Sunjuwan camp which was attacked by JeM militants a day ago leading to the deaths of two soldiers.
10am: “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 Nirmal Singh, deputy chief minister of J-K.
9.30am: While there was no action around the main entrance and vehicles were moving along the Jammu-Lakhanpur bypass in front of the camp, Army personnel in bullet-proof vehicles engaged in the operation to rescue people from the family quarters in the rear side of the base.
9.05am: Condition of the major and a personnel, who were injured in the gun battle on Saturday, is stated to be “critical”.
“The operation is on and the evacuation (of people from the family quarters) is in progress,” Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand told PTI.
9am: A number of families are still there and the army’s aim was to ensure their safety.
“There was no firing since last night,” an officer says, adding bodies of only two terrorists were recovered from the encounter site.
8.50am: The Indian Army resumes operations to flush out remaining militants of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) holed up in Jammu’s Sunjuwan army camp.