1 terrorist still holed up in Sunjuwan military camp, says Defence official

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Feb 2018 08:59:12


 

JAMMU,

Several blasts were heard inside the camp late on Sunday evening, breaking a lull after the initial exchange of fire, but the Army said the blasts were the result of sanitisation operation and there was no fresh contact with terrorists


THE Army on Monday said that one terrorist was still holed up inside the Sunjuwan military camp in Jammu, three days after a terror attack left six persons dead. “One terrorist is still holed-up inside the camp and efforts are on to neutralise him,” a Defence Ministry official said. The operation to flush out the terrorists holed up in the JCO residential quarters has been going on for over 50 hours after JeM terrorists entered the camp early on Saturday.


Meanwhile, the Army said on Monday that the search operation was underway in its Sunjwan camp, which was attacked by a group of suspected JeM terrorists, killing six persons, including five soldiers.


Three suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists involved in the attack were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army inside the camp and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from them. “The search operation is still on ,” Jammu- based Army public relations officer Lt Col Devender Anand told PTI. A group of heavily armed men struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry before dawn on February 10.

Five Army men, including two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), were killed in the attack. Several blasts were heard inside the camp late last evening, breaking a lull after the initial exchange of fire, but the Army said the blasts were the result of sanitisation operation and there was no fresh contact with terrorists. Parliamentary Affairs minister Abdul Rehman Veeri told the Legislative Assembly that the operation was in the final stages.
He said that the injured Army personnel included a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major.