Srinagar, February 13: The death toll in Sunjwan Army camp terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to seven after body of more jawan was recovered from the forest area inside the camp. Three terrorists involved in the attack were killed and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from them on Sunday.
Terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has claimed responsibility for the attack in which a civilian and six soldiers were killed.
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. The terrorists had 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. (Also read: Security Forces Foil Attack on Domana Army Unit; Gunbattle Resumes in Karan Nagar)
“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 official had said.
Several blasts were heard inside the camp late 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 latest attack on the Army camp took place nearly 15 months after the Jammu region was hit by a similar attack. The last terror attack in the Jammu 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.
With inputs from PTI