Sunjuwan attack Day 2: 6 security personnel, civilian killed, check top developments so far

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New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2018 11:34:05 AM

Sunjuwan attack: Indian soldiers including two Junior commissioned officers and a Non-commissioned officer of the Army lost their lives in the ongoing Sunjuwan terror attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on day 1 of the attack.

sunjuwan attack, sunjuwan terror attack, jammu, jammu and kashmir, mehbooba mufti, security personnel dead, sunjwan attack, sunjwan terror attack, Jaish-e-Mohammed, indiaSunjuwan attack: 2 more security personnel along with one civilian have lost their lives today. (Photo: AP)

Sunjuwan attack: Indian soldiers including two Junior commissioned officers and a Non-commissioned officer of the Army lost their lives in the ongoing Sunjuwan terror attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on day 1 of the attack. Today is day 2 of the operation, which is curreunderwaydeway and the army has neutralized 4 terrorists till now. According to an army officer, the terrorists who were in combat gear, were gunned down after the Army evacuated people from 150 family quarters within the sprawling camp of the 36 Brigade of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. This terror attack in the state comes 15 month after a similar attack took place in the Jammu region on November 29, 2016, when terrorists stormed the Army’s Nagrota camp on the outskirts of Jammu city and it resulted in the killing of seven Army personnel including two officers. According to latest updates, 2 more security personnel along with one civilian have lost their lives. This has increased the total death toll to 6.

Here are top developments so far-

3 terrorists have been killed. The army has taken all precautions because every human life is precious and Army does not want a collateral damage. I’m sure we will be able to finish the operation soon, said SD Singh Jamwal the IGP of Jammu.

1. The Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists on Saturday attacked the Army camp on the outskirts of Jammu city. They breached the ear side of the Sunjwan Army camp near Chenni in the outskirts of the city during the
intervening night, according to officials.

2. The attack carried out by the terrorists on the Sunjwan Army camp left three army men injured and one dead.

3. A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city. All schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed by authorities as a precautionary measure.

4. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while talking about the attack said that the Army and other security forces were effectively doing their job and would never let any Indian hang his head in shame. He added that it would not be appropriate for him to comment on the attack on an Army camp in Jammu as the operation was still on.

5. A senior lawmaker of the National Conference today raised Pro-Pakistan slogans in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after BJP members condemned the neighbouring country over the terror attack on an Army camp.

6. Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister of J&K targeted the BJP and said that the party should be “begging forgiveness” of the nation for its “abject mishandling” of Jammu and Kashmir.

7. N N Vohra. the Jammu and Kashmir Governor expressed concern over the militant attack at Sunjwan Army Camp here today, and reiterated his advise about the need for an uncompromising audit of all security establishments.

8. Strict vigil on vital installations was directed by J&K CM Minister Mehbooba Mufti on February 10. The installations have to be done at places like airports, bus stands and crowded places. This move comes as an aftermath of the terror attack on the Sunjwan Army camp. This direction was passed by Mebhooba at a high-level security review meeting and appealed all sections of the society to stand in unison against the designs of terrorists.

9. The Army officer said Subedar Madanlal Chowdhary and Havildar Habibullah Quereshi, both hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, were killed and nine others — four Army personnel and five women and children — were injured in the attack.

10. Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack on an Army or security establishment by Jaish-e-Mohammed in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9, 2013.

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