Two soldiers were killed while seven others, including family members of army personnel, were injured as a group of fidayeen (suicide) terrorists stormed an army camp in Sunjwan area on outskirts of Jammu city on Saturday. From the Sources two to three heavily armed terrorists, believed to be fidayeen, in a pre-dawn attack charged Sunjwan army camp in Jammu city at around 4:55 am and opened a heavy volume of fire resulting in injuries to seven persons. They include an army major, two troopers, two women and two children also killed in this attack. They said,”All the attackers later entered in the camp of 36 Brigade and engaged the troops in a gun battle. Continuous firing is still going on. Three fidayeen believe to be in the army camp. The area isolates and a high alert has issued in Jammu.”
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu SD Singh Jamwal said to the reporters that the militants have trapped in one of the buildings. “Around 4:55 am suspicious movement noticed from the sentry and his bunker was fired upon, the fire retaliated. The number of terrorists is unknown, they have cornered in one of the family quarters,”. The attack believes to carry out by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. The Indian soldier camp, spread over many acres, lies in the heart of Jammu along the Jammu-Pathankot Highway. It has residential quarters as well as inside schools. Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and ask about the situation arising out of the terror attack on the army camp.
During the telephonic conversation, the Home Minister complete details from the Director General of Police SP Vaid on the terrorist attack, according to a tweet by the Home Minister’s Office.
After terrorists attacked at the Sunjwan army camp earlier on Saturday, IAF para commandos airlifted to Jammu from Udhampur. Para commandos from Sarsawa, Uttar Pradesh, will also airlift to Jammu. The unconfirmed report came in saying that one person has died in the gunfight. The terrorists, believed to be two or three, entered from the rear side of Sunjwan army camp where family quarters are located. The group launched grenades and used a heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the military station.