Five soldiers, one civilian and four terrorists have been killed as of now in the attack on the family quarters of Sunjuwan military station in Jammu on Saturday. The anti-terror operations, which entered its second day on Sunday, is underway with the Army taking all forms of precautions in the area surrounding the building.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat, who had visited the spot to discuss the situation with army commandos, returned to the national capital on Sunday morning after conducting an aerial survey of the military station.
According to sources, at around 5 am on Saturday, three to four terrorists entered the junior commissioner officer (JCO) family quarters located at the rear side of the army camp. Officials said the terrorists have been cornered. A JCO was among the deceased and nine others, including five women and children, were injured. The attack comes amid an alert across the state of a possible strike by the terror outfit, in view of the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9 and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front founder Maqbool Bhat on February 11.
While security forces continued with the search operations in the army camp, ceasefire violation was reported in Rajouri and Nowshera sector on Saturday evening. 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.
Meanwhile, authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar and some parts of Kashmir Valley to prevent separatist-called protests to mark the 34th death anniversary of Maqbool Bhat, founder of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation.
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