Sunjwan (Jammu): Heavily armed militants Saturday struck at an Army camp in Jammu, killing two personnel and injuring nine others including a Major, nearly 15 months after the Jammu region was hit by a similar attack.
Two militants, both in combat gear, were killed after the Army evacuated people from 150 family quarters within the sprawling camp of the 36 Brigade of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, an officer said.
The Army officer said Subedar Madanlal Chowdhary and Havildar Habibullah Quereshi, both hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, were killed and nine others — four Army personnel and five women and children — were injured in the attack.
The condition of two of the injured Army personnel was stated to be “critical”, he said.
Briefing media persons at the main entrance of the camp, Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said the operation would continue till “all the militants are apprehended or killed”.
“The Army has killed two heavily armed terrorists who were in combat gear. They were carrying AK-56 assault rifles, a large amount of ammunition and hand grenades,” he said.
“A search of their belongings has confirmed that the terrorists were from the JeM. The operation is in progress and extreme caution and restraint are being exercised to safeguard unarmed soldiers, women and children in the camp,” the officer said. PTI