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Sunjuwan army camp attack: Cops find hideout militants might have used

Isolated shed had ‘anti-India’ slogan on wall, army chief takes aerial survey of military station.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2018 07:46 IST
Navneet Dubey
Navneet Dubey
Hindustan Times, Jammu
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Security personnel take position around the army family quarters at Sunjuwan military station in Jammu on Sunday. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

The Jammu and Kashmir police has discovered a “possible hideout” the terrorists might have used for a few hours before entering the Sunjuwan military station, said a police officer who did not want to be named.

A shed, around 100 metres from the possible point of entry of the militants, contains likely hints that the terrorists used it before going inside for an attack on the army, the officer added.

The isolated shed, with ‘Go India Go back’ written on one of its walls, was cordoned off by the police. They also erased the words ‘go’ from the slogan.

How the Sunjuwan military base attack unfolded

The officer said the police found some syringes and capsules inside the ‘hideout’ which suggests that the militants may have also used drugs before carrying out the attack. A few water bottles and cigarette packs were among other things found inside the shed, the officer added.

The shed is close to the premises of the family quarters that were targeted by the militants during the attack.

Meanwhile, army chief General Bipin Rawat, after taking an areal survey of the military station and reviewing the security scenario with top army commanders, has returned to Delhi.

Sources said one more terrorist has been eliminated, taking their toll to four.

Saturday’s attack happened nearly 15 months after the terrorists had stormed the army’s Nagrota camp, killing seven personnel including two officers on November 29, 2016.

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 07:46 IST