Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army camp in occupied Kashmir

Personnel outside the army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu on Saturday morning

Personnel outside the army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu on Saturday morning

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Saturday saw its proceedings disrupted after Speaker Kavinder Gupta linked the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu with Rohingya refugees and an opposition National Conference legislator raised pro-Pakistan slogans in the House. Sources in the Army told Mirror that the terrorists had managed to enter the family quarters in the camp and the attack had been contained.

The two nuclear-armed neighbours have been at loggerheads since an attack on an army camp in Kashmir's Uri left 18 Indian soldiers dead in 2016. Also, the reports are coming that a JCO has been martyred and six others, including women and children, were injured and are in hospitalized for now.

The gunmen, believed to be fidayeen (suicide attackers) militants, indiscriminately used gunfire while making their entry inside the camp at Sunjawan in Jammu, the winter capital city of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Almost a dozen soldiers were killed when militants attacked the camp in 2003. Among the jawans killed, one was a Junior Commissioned Officer named M. Ashraf Mir.

Jammu's regional police chief S.D. Singh said the attack kicked off around 4:55 a.m. (2325 GMT Friday) when guards came under a hail of bullets near the base's boundary wall.

The attack incidentally occurred after the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, who died in Tihar jail.

After hearing the gunshots, other troops at the station retaliated and exchange of fire continued for almost an hour, sources said. Efforts to clear the camp were ongoing, Anand said.

The woman was then immediately evacuated by an Army chopper and rushed to a military hospital where a C section was performed on her. In 2003, terrorists had barged into its premises and killed almost a dozen soldiers.

In the early hours of Saturday, militants stormed inside the army camp as well as into one of the army family quarter. The number of militants isn't known. In view of all these happenings, there had already been high alert sounded across the state.

"The DGP has apprised him of the situation".

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