Jammu: Government forces Tuesday launched a massive search operation after Army personnel foiled a suspected militant attack on their camp in Jammu, three days after a deadly strike by militant group killed seven people at Sunjuwan military station, an official said.
“An attack (on a camp) was averted and the terrorist fled away,” Jammu-based Army spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand told PTI.
A senior police officer said two motorcycle-borne militants are believed to have approached the main gate of the camp at Domana on Jammu-Akhnoor road around 0430 hours and fired on the sentry post after forces officials signalled them to stop, prompting retaliation.
“An investigation has started and a search operation is underway to trackdown the fleeing militants,” the official said adding that an alert has been sounded in the area.
Heavily-armed militant group struck an Army camp in Sunjuwan area in Jammu on Saturday morning, triggering a gunbattle in which six soldiers and a civilian died.
Three militants were also killed by the forces. PTI