Jammu and Kashmir: 2 Army officers killed, 9 civilians injured in Sunjuwan Military Station terror attack

In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have gunned down two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in Sunjuwan Military Station in Jammu as of 8.00 am Sunday morning.

Heavily-armed terrorists wearing combat uniforms attacked the Sunjuwan army base in the heart of Jammu in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The militants managed to enter the family quarters in Army Camp, killed two soldiers and injured nine others, including women and children.

Defence spokesperson Col. Devender Anand told reporters that two Army personnel including a JCO Madan Lal Choudhary and an NCO Mohammed Ashraf Mir, both from Jammu and Kashmir were martyred in the terrorist attack while nine others including five women and children were injured.

He said most of the 150 houses in the complex had been cleared and the occupants moved to safety.

Inspector General of Police (Jammu) S D Singh Jamwal confirmed the terror attack on the army base yesterday.

It is not clear how many militants carried out the attack, but two of them have been killed. The Army said this morning the operations would continue till all terrorists are apprehended or killed.

This is the second suicide attack by Jaish terrorists this year. Earlier on 1 January, JeM terrorists attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training centre in Pulwama killing five personnel of the forces.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Ahmadabad yesterday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has lauded the security forces and said, they would never let any Indian bow down head.

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