Two Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Camp In Indian Kashmir

The terrorist have been cornered in one of the family quarters

Defence spokesman Lt Colonel Devender Ananad said in a statement as part of the ongoing operation at Sunjwan in Jammu that the Army has killed two heavily armed terrorists.

Director general of J&K Police, Shesh Paul Vaid, confirmed that the militants entered the military station from the rear side where family quarters are located.

A senior Home Ministry official said the attack had tell-tale signs that the terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohmmad (JeM). "One AK-47 rifle was recovered from the spot", he said He said at least one terrorists involved in the attack is killed in an encounter.

In view of the fidayeen attack, authorities have closed all schools within five kilometers radius of the army camp.

Later, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Ahmedabad, Mr. Singh said, "You should be rest assured that Army and security forces are giving a befitting reply to the attack". She also said that her husband was also seriously injured in the attack and needs immediate evacuation.

Mr Surjewala also recalled how PM Modi, as the then chief minister of Gujarat, had hit out at the UPA government even as anti-terror operations were underway during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Afzal Guru, convicted in the 13 December 2001 Parliament attack case, was hanged to death in Delhi's Tihar jail on 9 February 2013.

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This is the second time the militants have targetted a military installtion.

Last week, an army captain, Kapil Kundu from Ransika village of Gurgaon district, and three other soldiers were killed and a BSF sub-inspector was injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC).

In the wake of the attack on the Army camp, Speaker of J&K Assembly Kavinder Gupta adjourned the session for 15 minutes.

According to ANI, Gunshots were heard inside the Sunjwan Army camp on Saturday morning.

Para commandos were airlifted from the army's Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur town to flush out the holed-up terrorists, whose exact number is still not known.

- The terrorists are holed up in one of the quarters inside the Sunjwan camp. In 2006 when the attack had occurred it resulted in the death of a dozen jawans. A soldier and his daughter are believed to have been injured in the attack.

The committee was asked to recommend measures to beef up security at the military bases.

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