Sunjwan attack: Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5


Nine people, including five women and children were also injured in the attack and two of them are in critical condition in the hospital.

Among the wounded were five women and children, he said. Security forces and police have cordoned off the area around the Sunjwan The camp falls under the first Light Infantry in 36 brigade.

According to an official spokesperson, the governor spoke to Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Devraj Anbu and expressed grief over the death of two Army personnel, and wished speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

High alert has been sounded across Jammu following the fidayeen strike. The area was cordoned off and schools were closed.

"Most of over 150 houses in the complex have been cleared and occupants moved to safety", he said.

Briefing media persons at the main entrance of the camp, Jammu-based Army PRO Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said the operation would continue till "all the terrorists are apprehended or killed". The state assembly in Kashmir was in an uproar against the events.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti this afternoon chaired an emergency meeting with top state government officials, including the J&K Police DGP SP Vaid, to discuss the situation. In a tweet, she said, "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today. My heart goes out to the injured & their families".

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The river has acted as a "deconfliction line" between Syrian government forces and US -backed SDF units in some areas of Syria. A U.S. official told CNN that the attackers crossed the Euphrates River and were armed with artillery and other weapons.

The fidayeen entered the camp from its rear side and started firing indiscriminately.

In the initial attack, Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhry, his daughter, Neha, and Lance Naik Bahadur Singh were injured.

The gunmen were holed up in the residential area of the camp where soldiers and their families are housed, police chief of Jammu area S.D. Jamwal told reporters outside the camp.

The Defence Ministry has sanctioned Rs 1,487 crore to the Army to fortify its bases in Jammu and Kashmir, North East and several other places to plug their security gaps and protect them from any terror attacks, official sources said on Saturday.

Separately, in July previous year, the government had delegated "substantial" financial powers to the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to strengthen perimeter security at sensitive bases across the country.

Armed insurgency by Muslim separatists and the tough military campaign by the security forces to crush it have claimed thousands of lives in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. "@OmarAbdullah Please stop this drama".

National Conference MLA Muhammad Akbar Lone raised slogans to counter BJP MLAs. The party has already distanced itself from the MLA's remarks and condemned it.