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Sunjwan Army camp attack: Search operation underway

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The said today that the search operation was underway in its Sunjwan camp, which was attacked by a group of suspected terrorists, killing six persons, including five soldiers.

Three suspected terrorists involved in the attack were killed in the retaliatory action by the inside the camp and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from them.

"The is still on (at the camp)," Jammu- based officer told

A group of heavily armed men struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of the 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.

told the that the operation was in the final stages.

He said that the injured Army personnel included a and a Major.

The latest attack on the took place nearly 15 months after the region was hit by a similar attack.

The last terror attack in the region had taken place on November 29, 2016, when terrorists stormed the Army's Nagrota camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, killing seven Army personnel including two officers.

Three terrorists were gunned down in the operation.

The terrorists had struck before dawn on Saturday and managed to sneak into the camp from the rear side of the base after a brief exchange of fire with the sentry on its periphery.

"The terrorists entered the family accommodation complex after which quick response teams cordoned off the area and isolated the terrorists, who are holed up in a few houses (inside the camp)," an said.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:35 IST