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Sunjwan Army camp attack: Body of another soldier recovered, toll rises to seven

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday evening blamed Masood Azhar's Jaish-e-Mohammad for the attack on the Sunjuwan military station and warned Pakistan that it will pay for this misadventure

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: February 13, 2018 10:50 am
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With the recovery of one more body of a soldier from inside the Sunjwan military station on the outskirts of Jammu, the toll in Saturday’s terror attack has risen to seven. Confirming this, Army spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said the body of a soldier was recovered from forest area during searches inside the military station. Among the seven killed, six were soldiers and one civilian.

A group of terrorists had sneaked into Sunjwan military station during wee hours of Saturday and, after a brief exchange of fire with the sentry at a post along the rear wall, entered the residential quarters complex. Three terrorists were killed and arms, ammunition and other material seized from them revealed that they owed allegiance to Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Two soldiers including a JCO and a havildar, were killed in the encounter. Later, Army commandos recovered the bodies of three more soldiers and a civilian from inside the residential quarters.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday evening blamed Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad for the attack on the Sunjuwan military station and warned Pakistan that it will pay for this misadventure, adding that the demography of the cantonment and adjoining areas indicates the possibility of local support to the terrorists.

Meanwhile, searches have begun in Raipur Domana area towards Akhnoor side on the outskirts of Jammu city following reports about suspicious movement. Police said sentries at an army camp reportedly noticed some suspicious movement and opened fire during wee hours of the morning. However, nothing has been found so far, they said.

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  1. Sudalaimani Soundararaj
    Feb 13, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    Day in day out our jawans are being killed by terrorists and Pakistan soldiers and our fishermen are arrested by Srilankan Navy but no concrete action is taken by Modi government so far. Modi’s chamchagiris are as usual giving empty and hallow threats and fooling people. How long they will fool .?
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      freethinker
      Feb 13, 2018 at 12:41 pm
      THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT MORE SOLDIERS ARE DYING THEN TERRORISTS. THIS IS VERY ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR TERRORISTS AND THEIR PAKISTANI ALLIES AND HANDLERS. IT IS AMAZING THAT THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER SO MANY YEARS HAVE FAILED TO MAKE THEIR CAMPS FOOLPROOF AND SECURE. IS THE GOVERNMENT STILL CALLING FOR TENDERS TO INSTALL SECURITY FENCINGS?
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        Sal
        Feb 13, 2018 at 12:34 pm
        BJP’s threats to Pakistan don’t amount to anything. As usual, all the BJP/ RSS does is talk, unless their mobs wish to destroy Indian property and murder Indians... Stop your empty threats against Pakistan, and do something, you rascals!
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        1. Nilesh Jain
          Feb 13, 2018 at 11:28 am
          Ease of pressure ? pagal ho gaye ho tum log ? bhagwaan ? ye kya nonsense hai. Kaam nahi karna toh sheedha sheedha bol do. kisi ko bhagwaan bana ke kacra saaf karvate ho. bhagwaan nahi aayega bacahne, khud ladna padtha hai. utla hi kar rahe ho tum log aur harass kar rahe ho. Na toh me ram hu, na me shiv, bas mehnet karne wala insaan hu, jo apne haq ke liye ladna janata hai. kaun nahi kar skakta, ye sab ? jo nahi karna chahata, woh bhagwaan ke aasre baitha rehta hai. THODI SHANTI DE DO KAAM KARNE KE LIYE. TUM LOG TOH BHASAD HI MACHA RAHE HO AUR THODA KHUD BHI KAR LO. Ram mar gaye, shiv mar gay, nahi aane waale, tum log jinda ho, tum mehnet kar sakate ho, tumhe hai shiv, mehnet ka.
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