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Terrorists attack Army camp in J&K's Sunjwan, one soldier injured

Terrorists attack Army camp in J&K's Sunjwan, one soldier injured

Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked an Army camp in the outskirts of Jammu city leaving three people injured so far.

"Room-to-room intervention is now going on to pin down the terrorists inside the Junior Commissioned Officers' building that they managed to enter", informed sources in the army said.

"Fresh gunshots were heard inside the Sunjwan Army camp during search and combing operation by the security forces, just hours after terrorists attacked", said officials.

The incident occurred when 3 terrorists entered the camp from the rear side and lobbed grenades and opened firing.

India Today has reported that the terrorists used a nallah on the backside to gain entry into the camp.

Schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed by authorities as a precautionary measure. One army man, his daughter and two others sustained injuries as per the reports. A joint operation by the Army and police is underway.

The attack has taken place at a time when ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops have surged and J&K Assembly is in session in Jammu.

IGP SD Singh Jamwal told reporters here that "around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was sacked upon".

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, sources said the terrorists are suspected to belong to Jaish-e-Mohammed. The attack came a day before the bandh called by the Hurriyat Conference in view of the death anniversaries of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Maqbool Bhat and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

It is also the second attack on army installation in Jammu in two years.