Jammu: An army officer and his daughter who were injured in Sunjwan fidayeen attack carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group have succumbed to injuries, reports said.
Four other army men were also injured in the attack, officials said.
Earlier, the militants entered from the rear side of Sunjwan Army camp where family quarters are located, DGP S P Vaid said.
Sources said that a Junior Commissioner Officer (JCO) and his daughter were killed and four army men injured in the ongoing attack.
The militants, who are believed to be around three, have been isolated, they said.
IGP SD Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu 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 Sunjwan Army camp.The camp falls under the first Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 36 Brigade.
Soon after the attack, reinforcements of the Army’s special forces and SOG rushed to the spot and cordoned off the whole area amid a fierce gunfight, security official said.
Pertinently, 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.