Army Men Killed As Militants Attack Army Camp In Jammu

Five years since Afzal Guru was hanged in Delhi's Tihar jail for his role in carrying out attack on Parliament in 2001 Jaish has carried nearly a dozen deadly attacks in Guru's name. Image Courtesy Twitter

Armed terrorists stormed the family quarters of 36 Brigade army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu in the wee hours on Saturday, ANI quoted Jammu inspector general of police SD Singh Jamwal saying.

The security forces have cordoned off the area and are conducting a search and combing operation.

At least three people, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and his daughter, have been injured. "Militants number is not known as of now", he said.

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The district administration has asked schools within 500 metres of the camp to remain closed. Army helicopters are also hovering over the area to assistant the security forces on the ground in locating the militants and flushing them out. One army man, his daughter and two others sustained injuries as per the reports.

It is believed to be a fidayeen attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, the first such attack in Jammu this year, police sources told. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has briefed Defence Minister about present situation and operations in Sunjuwan.

The attack has taken place at a time when ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops have surged and J&K Assembly is in session in Jammu.

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"And around at 4.55 am, the suspicious movement was noticed, and the sense bunker was sacked upon and they retaliated". The attack came a day before the bandh called by the Hurriyat Conference in view of the death anniversaries of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Maqbool Bhat and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Earlier, suicide attackers had targeted the same army station in 2006.

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