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Sunjuwan Army camp attack: Second terrorist gunned down

11 February 2018

The terrorists had managed to enter the family quarters in Sunjuwan Army Camp, kill two soldiers and injure nine others, including women and children.

Defence spokesman Lt Colonel Devender Ananad said in a statement as part of the ongoing operation at Sunjwan in Jammu that the Army has killed two heavily armed terrorists. "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today". The remaining terrorists have been pinned down and the operation is being carried forward cautiously so that no further security force or civilian casualties occur, they said.

Rao had asked the former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister to remove Akbar Lone from his party instead of backing the MLA's "pro-Pak rants".

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Among the jawans killed, one was a Junior Commissioned Officer named M. Ashraf Mir. "The MHA is closely monitoring the situation", a tweet posted by Mr. Singh's verified handle said.

The injured include Major Singh of 6 Mahar (head injury), Lance Naik Bahadur Singh of 1 JAKLI (multiple injuries), Havaldar Abdul Hamid Rashid of 1 JAKLI (head injury) and Army personnel's family members Paramjeet Kaur (40), Neha (20), who is the daughter of the slain JCO, and Somati Jena (head injury). Since terrorists are holed up inside the family quarters, we are moving very cautiously.

Hindu-majority Jammu, located in the foothills of the mountainous region, is relatively peaceful but has repeatedly seen militant assaults on military bases close to the state's border with Pakistan. Almost a dozen soldiers were killed when militant attacked the camp in 2003.

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Earlier, the military station was attacked by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyeba on June 28, 2003, in which 12 soldiers were martyred and seven others injured. Inspector General of Police (Jammu range) S D Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu that around 4.55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was sacked upon.

Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid said that the anniversaries of the hanging of Afzal Guru and one of the founders of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Maqbool Butt (February 11), are days when there has always been high alert.

The meeting was informed about the progress to clear the camp from militants and tighten the security of security installations across the state.

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Sunjuwan Army camp attack: Second terrorist gunned down