Published On: Sun, Feb 11th, 2018

Fourth holed-up terrorist in Jammu attack killed, 3 more soldiers martyred

Jammu: Security forces on Sunday gunned down one more terrorist who was holed-up inside an army camp here after a group of terrorists attacked the military station, killing five soldiers and a civilian on Saturday.

Heavily armed Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists entered the Sunjuwan army base station around 4.45 am on Saturday

With this, the number of terrorists killed in the attack has risen to four, defence officials said. At least 10 persons, including soldiers, women and children, were injured.

The five martyred Army personnel and one civilian were identified as: Sub. Madan Lal Choudhary (1st Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, JAK LI), Sub. Mohd Ashraf Mir (1st JAK LI), Hav. Habib-Ullah Qurashi (1st JAK LI), NK Manzoor Ahmed (1st JAK LI), L/NK Mohd Iqbal (1st JAK LI), and father of L/NK Mohd Iqbal (civilian).

The officials said the operation was still on even as no more gun shots were fired at the shootout site after the death of the fourth terrorist. Searches are now going on to sanitise the camp.

A group of heavily armed Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists entered the Sunjuwan army base station around 4.45 am on Saturday.

The terrorists managed to enter the Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) quarters inside the camp while everyone was asleep.

Para commandos from the Army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command were airlifted to flush out the militants. The Air Force provided aerial surveillance.

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