Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Indian army officers killed, 6 troops injured in Jammu attack: KMS

Indian army officers killed, 6 troops injured in Jammu attack: KMS

Jammu militant attack: Army personnel stationed outside the camp in Sunjwan on Saturday.

Reportedly, the militants have entered the camp from rear side of Sunjwan Army camp.

"A soldier and a civilian were injured in the attack", a police officer said. The Army in a media briefing in the evening confirmed that two terrorists have been killed in the counter-operations. Army was going from room to room to pin down the terrorists holed up inside the Junior Commissioned Officers residential building.

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Jammu's regional police chief S.D. Singh said the attack kicked off around 4:55 a.m. (2325 GMT Friday) when guards came under a hail of bullets near the base's boundary wall.

There were intelligence inputs that JeM militants were planning to carry out an attack around the 5th death anniversary of Parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 9, 2013 in Tihar Jail, the sources said. Efforts to clear the camp were ongoing, Anand said. Also, the reports are coming that "In the early hours today after a brief exchange of fire with the sentry on the periphery, some terrorists entered the family accommodation complex in Sunjuwan military camp". "The operations will continue till all terrorists are apprehended or killed", he said. The number of militants isn't known.

"I watched a live video, one can see Army area from rooftops there (where Rohingyas and Bangladeshis live), there is drug mafia running in those areas".

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One Jaish-e-Mohammed militant has reportedly been killed, while others are now holed up near a building in the camp and the army would like to take every move with caution as the family members of the officers are still trapped in nearby buildings, officials said, adding that there's no hostage situation inside the camp.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited the Military Hospital in Jammu to meet the injured after holding a high level meeting with the.

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