Jammu attack highlights: Two terrorists, two officers killed in Sunjwan army camp; ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera

Though no terrorist outfit has claimed responsibility so far, sources said the Jaish-e-Mohammad is suspected to be behind the attack.

Jammu, Army camp attack, Sunjwan army camp, jammu terror attack, army camp attacked, Jaish e Muhammad, Jammu and Kashmir, Militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Express Jammu terrorist attack: Army personnel stationed outside the camp in Sunjwan on Saturday. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

Two jawans and as many terrorists were killed after suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked the Sunjwan army camp in Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Saturday. A junior commissioner officer (JCO) was among the deceased and nine others, including five women and children, were injured. The area has currently been cordoned off.

“As part of the ongoing operation in Sunjwan, the Army has killed two heavily armed terrorists. The terrorists were wearing combat uniforms carrying AK 56 assault rifle, large amount of ammunition & hand grenades,” Defence PRO was quoted as saying by ANI. “Search of their belongings confirm the terrorists to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed. So far JCO & 1 NCO both belonging to J&K have been martyred & 9 others are injured. Two of them being critical. Ops will continue till all terrorist are apprehended or killed,” he added.

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According to sources, at around 5 am, three to four terrorists entered the JCO family quarters located at the rear side of the army camp. Officials said the terrorists have been cornered in one of the family quarters and the operation is underway.

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Intelligence inputs had warned an attack on the army or security establishment by JeM in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9, 2013. State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly that Madan Lal Choudhary and Mohammed Ashraf Mir were killed in the attack.

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    11 Feb, 18
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    A woman was killed as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Nowshera area. The deceased has been identified as Parveen Akhtar of Pukhrani. Police said that firing is still going on.

  2. 12:02AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Fresh ceasefire violation in Rajouri

    While the security forces continue with the search ops in Sujuwan Army Camp, fresh ceasefire violation is being reported in Rajouri and Nowshera sector. 

  3. 11:15PM
    10 Feb, 18
    Govt issues funds for security of Army installations

    Following the attacks at Sujuwan Army camp, the government has now sanctioned Rs 1,487 crore to bolster perimeter security at army installations in J&K,  Northeast and some other areas.

  4. 9:33PM
    10 Feb, 18
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  5. 8:15PM
    10 Feb, 18
    Army kills two heavily-armed terrorists

    As part of the ongoing operation in Sunjwan,  the Army has killed two heavily armed terrorists. The terrorists were wearing combat uniforms carrying AK 56 assault rifle, large amount of ammunition & hand grenades. Search of their belongings confirm the terrorists to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed. So far JCO & 1 NCO both belonging to J&K have been martyred & 9 others are injured. Two of them being critical. Ops will continue till all terrorist are apprehended or killed: Defence PRO

  6. 7:37PM
    10 Feb, 18

    Reflecting on the ongoing operation, Defence PRO said the heavily-armed terrorists were wearing combat uniforms carrying AK 56 assault rifle, large amount of ammunition and hand grenades. He also stated that operation will continue till all terrorists are apprehended or killed, ANI reported.

  7. 6:33PM
    10 Feb, 18

    In the wake of Sunjwan Army camp attack, Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti chaired a high-level security meeting in Jammu.  The meeting was attended by J&K police, DGP SP Vaid, and other security agencies.

  8. 4:53PM
    10 Feb, 18
    Latest Update

    No hostage crisis in Sunjwan Army camp, 19 of the 26 flats have been evacuated as operation continues, ANI reported.

  9. 2:45PM
    10 Feb, 18

    Meanwhile, Army PRO in Jammu said: 'In the early hours today after a brief exchange of fire with the sentry on the periphery, some terrorist entered the gamily accomodation complex in Sunjuwan military camp. The Quick Response Teams have cordoned off the area and isolated the terrorists, who are holed up in a few houses. In operations to evacuate families, so far one JCO has been martyred while six persons including three women and children have suffered injuries. Due to presence of women and children in the housing colony, the operations are being progressed cautiously to minimize casualties.'

  10. 1:57PM
    10 Feb, 18

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  11. 1:25PM
    10 Feb, 18

    I don't feel it is fit to comment on it (attack) since the operation is still underway. But be assured that our forces and jawans are doing their duty, vo aap logon ka mastak jhukne nahi denge (we won't let you down)," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters.

  12. 1:23PM
    10 Feb, 18
    Pakistan must stop terrorism or face consequences, says Farooq Abdullah

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah said, "No day passes by without such incidents and terrorists are all coming from Pakistan. If Pakistan wants good relations with India, they need to stop terrorism or it will have bad consequences. Sadly, I have to say if it continues, India won't stop itself from waging war."

  13. 1:15PM
    10 Feb, 18

    Kavinder said: I watched a live video, one can see Army area from rooftops there (where Rohingyas & Bangladeshis live), there is drug mafia running in those areas. For money some people have given them space to stay. Govt must take note of this."

  14. 12:59PM
    10 Feb, 18

    On the BJP's act of chanting anti-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly, Omar Abdullah tweeted:

  15. 12:51PM
    10 Feb, 18
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  16. 12:50PM
    10 Feb, 18

    According to intel sources, the attack could be linked to the fifth anniversary of Afzal Guru hanging. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

  17. 12:46PM
    10 Feb, 18

    'A suspicious move was noticed in the early hours of Saturday. When challenged, it was replied back. A fire exchange broke out and terrorists entered the family quarters. The attack is now under control and operations are underway. Six persons have been injured till now,' the army public relations officer in Jammu said.

  18. 12:22PM
    10 Feb, 18

    Veeri informed the Assembly that a colonel rank officer was among those injured in the Jammu terror attack.

  19. 12:11PM
    10 Feb, 18
    Fidayeens are suspected to be from JeM/AfzalGuru brigade: Intel sources

    According to intel sources, the attack could be linked to the fifth anniversary of Afzal Guru hanging. The Fidayeens are suspected to be from the JeM/AfzalGuru brigade.

  20. 11:55AM
    10 Feb, 18

    In the Assembly, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri said two JCOs have been killed and six persons have been injured as of now.

  21. 11:44AM
    10 Feb, 18

    In 2006, terrorists had attacked the same camp, IANS reported. Twelve soldiers were killed and seven others were injured before the two terrorists were neutralised.

  22. 11:32AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today. My heart goes out to the injured & their families."

  23. 11:10AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Jammu terrorist attack: Security officials have cordoned off the area near the army camp. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

  24. 11:04AM
    10 Feb, 18
    IAF roped in for operations

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sprung into action, para commandoes were airlifted from Udhampur to Jammu this morning, IAF sources said. Another aircraft is airborne to airlift para commandos from Sarsawa.

  25. 10:59AM
    10 Feb, 18
    BJP MLAs chant anti-Pak slogans in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly

    In the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, BJP MLAs raised anti-Pakistan slogans, following which the House was adjourned for 15 minutes, ANI reported.

  26. 10:26AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Jammu terrorist attack: Sources said rescue operations are underway in Sunjwan army camp.  (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

  27. 10:18AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Jammu terrorist attack: Sources said the terrorist appeared to have entered the camp, in two groups, from a nullah behind the camp. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

  28. 10:08AM
    10 Feb, 18

    On February 5, an army camp in south Kashmir's Kakapora area was attacked by terrorists. However, no casualties were reported in the attack.

  29. 9:57AM
    10 Feb, 18
    2 killed, 4 injured in attack, says J&K IG

    Jammu and Kashmir inspector general of police S D Singh said two persons have been killed and four persons have been injured in the attack.

  30. 9:45AM
    10 Feb, 18
    Schools shut in wake of terrorist attack

    Authorities have ordered closure of schools in Sunjwan belt, the PTI reported.

  31. 9:39AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the militant attack. Taking to Twitter, he said:

  32. 9:33AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Jammu and Kashmir directorate general of police Shesh Paul Vaid has apprised him of the situation in Sunjwan and the ministry is now closely monitoring the situation. Read more here

  33. 9:06AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Jammu terrorist attack:  Officials said the terrorists have been cornered in one of the family quarters and the operation is underway. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

  34. 8:35AM
    10 Feb, 18

    Jammu terrorist attack: High alert has been sounded across the state with the Central Reserve Police and state police sealing off roads around the area. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

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