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Three Injured as Militants Attack Sunjwan Army Camp in Jammu

The area has been cordoned off and the operation is underway. 

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The area has been cordoned off and the operation is underway. 
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Militants reportedly belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group attacked the Sunjwan army camp near Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Saturday, 10 January.

At least three people, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and his daughter, have been injured in the incident. The area has been cordoned off.

The militants, believed to be two or three, entered from the rear side of Sunjwan army camp where family quarters are located, officials told PTI.

The group hurled grenades and used heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the military station, police sources told IANS.

However, militants have been isolated.

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Earlier, Jammu IGP SD Singh Jamwal told ANI:

Around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the santri. The santri bunker was fired upon and they retaliated. The number of terrorists is not known, they’ve been cornered in one of the family quarters. The operation is on.
SD Singh Jamwal

The schools within 500 metres of the camp have been asked to remain closed by the district administration.

Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack on the army or security establishment by Jaish-e-Mohammed in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on 9 February 2013.

Militants had attacked the same army station in 2006. Twelve soldiers were killed and seven others were injured in that attack before the two 'fidayeen' (suicide) terrorists were killed.

(With inputs from PTI, IANS and ANI)

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