5 army martyred men, 1 civilian, 3 JeM militants killed in Sunjwan attack

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Jammu:- Five army men martyred and 3 JeM militants were killed and a civilian died in the encounter at a military station at Sunjwan in Jammu. Ten others were injured including five women even as the searches continued on the second day.

Two militants were killed by the forces after a group of heavily armed Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry early yesterday. Two Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed on the first day itself, while three more army personnel martyred  and a civilian were killed.

Two JCOs got martyed on saturday as the terrorists carried out an early morning attack at the Army camp. In reply, the forces killed three terrorists on Saturday while another was killed on Sunday.

Terrorists carried out the attack by opening fire and lobbed grenades inside the Army camp. Later, they entered the JCO family quarters where they opened indiscriminate fire.

The soldiers who were martyred in the attack were:

  • Sub Madan Lal Choudhary
    Sub Mohd Ashraf Mir
    Hav Habib-Ullah Qurashi
    NK Manzoor Ahmed
    L/NK Mohd Iqbal

The father of martyr L/NK Mohd Iqbal was also killed by the terrorists.

The forces recovered AK-47 rifles and other weapons from the terrorists on saturday.

Meanwhile,  intelligence sources as saying that Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and JeM chief Masood Azhar are the masterminds of the attack on the Army camp,report Quoted.

Following the attack, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday called an emergency meeting with top state government officials, including J&K Police DGP SP Vaid.