Two Indian army officers killed in Occupied Kashmir

Army camp attack

Jammu and Kashmir: Militants attack family quarters of Army camp in Sunjwan, two injured

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.

Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists have carried out the attack at the Army camp in the heart of Jammu city.

"Due to the presence of women and children in the housing colony, the operation is being progressed cautiously to minimise the casualties", the spokesperson said and added the Army has so far killed two heavily armed terrorists and recovered two-AK 56 assault rifles, large amount of ammunition and hand grenades.

Para commandos of the Indian Air Force have been flown to Jammu to take on terrorists who stormed an Army camp at Sunjwan in Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital of Jammu today and are engaged in an ongoing gun battle with the security forces.

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A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and a Non-Commissioned Officer were martyred in the terror attack. Schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed by authorities as a precautionary measure.

He informed the House that during the operation, Colonel Rohit Solanki, Havaldar Abdul Hamid and Lance Naik Bahadur Singh and Neha daughter of Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhary were injured.

The fidayeen entered the camp from its rear side and started firing indiscriminately. The minister said a daughter of a slain army officer was also wounded.

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

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Army helicopters and drones have been pressed to service recce the area, officials said.

Police officers and soldiers stand guard outside an army camp after militants attacked the camp in Jammu.

While security forces were busy engaging the Pakistani terrorists, J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met and poke to the injured at the hospital.

Even before the militant attack on the Pathankot airbase in January 2016, security agencies had intercepted conversations between four JeM operatives and their handlers in Pakistan that suggested an imminent attack on a defence installation in Punjab.

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The National Conference also distanced itself from the Pro-Pakistan slogans that were raised in the assembly after the BJP condemned the attacks.

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