Two Army officers were martyred in a terrorist attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu in the early hours of Saturday.
Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) M Ashraf Mir and Madan Lal lost their lives in the attack launched by a group of four-five heavily-armed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. Another officer and a civilian are among the six injured and have been moved to the military hospital.
A colonel-rank officer is among the injured, the state’s parliamentary affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri said, reported PTI.The terrorists breached the rear side of the camp of the 36 Army Brigade, barged into the JCO family quarters in the garrison and opened fire.
“Around 4.55am, suspicious movement was noticed by the santri. The santri bunker was fired upon and they retaliated. The number of terrorists isn’t known, they’ve been cornered in one of the family quarters. The operation is on,” Jammu IGP SD Singh Jamwal had said.
It is believed that the terrorists have been isolated in one of the buildings.
The area was cordoned off after the arrival of the Army’s special forces and the Special Operations Group.
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti condemns attack
Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today. My heart goes out to the injured & their families.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) 1518242021000
— ANI (@ANI) February 10, 2018
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