Sunjuwan attack LIVE UPDATES: Five soldiers killed, one civilian dead; Army guns down four terrorists

As per a police communication released on Sunday, a total of six persons, including five soldiers, lost their lives and 11 persons have been injured in the attack.

A JCO was among the deceased and nine others, including five women and children, were injured. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna) A JCO was among the deceased and nine others, including five women and children, were injured. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna)

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.

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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.

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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.

Jammu attack LIVE UPDATES:

  1. 5:26PM
    11 Feb, 18

    A team of NIA has also reached the camp

  2. 2:26PM
    11 Feb, 18
    NIA team arrives at Sunjuwan military station

    A National Investigation Agency team arrived at Sunjuwan military station to probe the terrorist attack.

  3. 2:07PM
    11 Feb, 18
    Ceasefire violation continues in Manjakote sector

    Ceasefire violation continued along the Line of Control in Niaka and Panjgrain villages in Rajouri district's Manjakote sector, ANI reported.

  4. 1:40PM
    11 Feb, 18
    Our aim is to ensure safety of families in the camp, says Lt Col Devender Anand

    'The operation is on and the evacuation (of people from the family quarters) is in progress,' Jammu-based Army public relations officer Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told PTI, adding that a number of families were still in the camp and the Army's aim was to ensure their safety.

  5. 12:51PM
    11 Feb, 18
    Will continue to fight terrorism in J&K, says Ram Madhav

    Reacting to the death of the soldiers, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said, "The entire civilised world is engaged in war with terrorists. When we fight it, sometimes we have to face such unfortunate incidents. But we'll continue to fight against it in Jammu and Kashmir and neutralise all terrorists."

  6. 12:16PM
    11 Feb, 18

    Condemning the attack on the army camp, Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted:

  7. 12:11PM
    11 Feb, 18

    Jammu attack: Residents provide snacks, meals to security forces in Sunjuwan on Sunday. (Express photo/Arun Sharma)

  8. 12:09PM
    11 Feb, 18

    Jammu attack: Residents provide snacks, meals to security forces in Sunjuwan on Sunday. (Express photo/Arun Sharma)

  9. 11:55AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Won't be right to comment on the operation now: Rajnath Singh

    Addressing reporters on the anti-terror operation, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "I think it is not right to comment on the operation which is still going on. I am sure our jawans will successfully complete it."

  10. 11:44AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Locals serve meals to security forces

    Local residents have been frequenting the area to serve meals and snacks to police and paramilitary personnel deployed at the spot. "We want to contribute to the nation and decided to provide tea and snacks to the security forces deployed outside and to the mediapersons," Sanjeev Manmotra, who is leading the initiative, told PTI.

  11. 11:39AM
    11 Feb, 18

    An army truck leaves Sunjuwa military station following reports about the gunning down of the fourth terrorist.

  12. 11:34AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Army chief returns to Delhi

    Army chief General Bipin Rawat returned to Delhi after conducting an aerial survey of the military station.

  13. 11:17AM
    11 Feb, 18
    One more terrorist killed

    As per sources, one more terrorist has been killed in the operation, taking the total figure to 4.

  14. 10:57AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Death toll rises to 6

    As per a police communication released on Sunday, a total of six persons, including five soldiers, lost their lives and 11 persons have been injured in the attack. 

  15. 10:50AM
    11 Feb, 18

    Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted:

  16. 9:59AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Security beefed up in areas close to family quarters around Army camp, says Nirmal Singh

    Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Sunday condemned the attack in which two soldiers lost their lives. "It is a condemnable act. This shows the cowardice of Pakistan who can't face India indirectly and sends its people to attack civilians here. There are family quarters around the camp, the Army is taking all precautions in cordoning the area."

  17. 9:33AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Condition of injured army major, personnel

    The condition of the Army major and another personnel, who were injured in the attack, is believed to be 'critical', the PTI reported.

  18. 8:48AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Restrictions imposed in Srinagar, Valley to prevent separatist-called protests

    Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and some parts of Kashmir Valley on Sunday to prevent separatist-called protests to mark the 34th death anniversary of Maqbool Bhat, founder of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, IANS reported.

  19. 8:38AM
    11 Feb, 18
    One terrorist believed to be hiding inside residential complex

    Firing was reported on Sunday morning, suggesting that there is at least one terrorist hiding in the residential complex.  Army commandoes have cordoned off the building and operation is underway neutralize the terrorist.

  20. 8:37AM
    11 Feb, 18
    Army Chief Bipin Rawat takes stock of situation

    Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived at the camp late on Saturday night and was briefed on the situation by two commanders. Anti-terror operations are underway.