Jammu: Security 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 Jaish-e-Mohammad group killed seven people at Sunjuwan military station, an official said.
“An attack (on a camp) was averted and the militants 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 security 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 militants of Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) 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 security forces.
Yesterday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Jammu to take stock of the situation following the attack. She blamed Pakistan for the attack and said Islamabad will pay the price for the “misadventure”.