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Jaish militants attack Army camp, two JCOs killed

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) were killed and six others injured as a group of militants stormed the camp in Jammu city in the early hours today, Abdul Rehman Veeri said.

The informed the Assembly that Subedar Maganlal and Subedar were killed in the attack by a group of militants.

While the did not specify the group affiliation of the militants who launched the attack, officials said Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were behind the terror strike.

DGP S P Vaid said the terrorists entered from the rear side of camp where family quarters are located.

The militants have been isolated, they said.

IGP SD told reporters here that "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."

Security forces and police have cordoned off the area around the camp.The camp falls under the first Light Infantry in 36 Brigade.

Soon after the attack, reinforcements of the Armys special forces and SOG rushed to the spot and cordoned off the whole area amid a fierce gunfight, said.

Schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed by authorities as a precautionary measure.

A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city.

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

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 12:05 IST