Two soldiers killed, nine injured as militants storm Indian army camp

Two soldiers killed, nine injured as militants storm Indian army camp

Two soldiers killed, nine injured as militants storm Indian army camp

A terrorist attack on the Sunjwan camp of the Indian army in the country's northern Jammu and Kashmir region left two soldiers and two terrorists killed, and nine other individuals injured, local media reported on Saturday.

The Pakistani rebel group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility of the attack, which also resulted in three terrorists being shot and killed.

Army's defence spokesman in a statement issued here said that two heavily armed militants were killed in an ongoing operation so far.

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". "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today".

A total of 3,000 sensitive bases, including 600 highly sensitive installations of the Army, Navy and the Air Force were identified by the forces months after the attack on Pathankot air base.

Rao had asked the former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister to remove Akbar Lone from his party instead of backing the MLA's "pro-Pak rants".

He said there have been 206 terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir alone and 382 Army personnel were killed in the last four years. The area was cordoned off and schools were closed.

It is learnt that Lance Naik Bahadur Singh, Major Abhijeet and Col Rohit Solanki, two women and a young girl, daughter of JCO Madan Lal Choudhary are injured in the attack.

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He termed it as a "fidayeen attack" launched at the Sunjwan Militarty Station of 36 Brigade at around 4:10 am.

Inspector General of Police Jammu Range earlier had said the militants who carried out an attack on the Army camp at Sujwan in Jammu district were trapped in one of the buildings.

The camp is located on the outskirts of the city of Jammu.

Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid said that the anniversaries of the hanging of Afzal Guru and one of the founders of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Maqbool Butt (February 11), are days when there has always been high alert. The operation is progressing with extreme caution to avoid casualties in the dark.

He said the search of the belongings of the two terrorists confirm the two belong to Jaish.

National Conference MLA Muhammad Akbar Lone raised slogans to counter BJP MLAs.

Earlier, the state police informed that three security personnel and a civilian suffered injuries in the attack.

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