3 army men and daughter of an army personnel have been injured when Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked the Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu in the wee hours of Saturday, media reports said.
The injured have been moved to the military hospital, and one of the soldiers is reported to be in critical state. Officials said the militants, who are believed to be around three, have been isolated.
DGP SP Vaid said the terrorists entered from the rear side of Sunjwan Army camp where family quarters are located.
Speaking to reporters, IGP SD Singh Janwal said: “Around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was fired upon. The fire was retaliated. The number of militants isn’t known. They’ve been cornered in one of the family quarters.”
According to a Times of India report, exchange of heavy fire is still on and the area has been cordoned off after the arrival of the army’s special forces and SOG. District administration has also asked schools within 500 metres of the camp to remain closed.
Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack on the army or security establishment by JeM in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9, 2013, reported PTI.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reportedly spoken to the chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and took stock of the situation arising out of the terror attack.
The home minister, during the telephonic conversation, sought details from Director General of Police S P Vaid on the terrorist attack on the Army camp in Jammu, according to a tweet by the Home Minister’s Office.