Sunjwan attack: Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5

The terrorist have been cornered in one of the family quarters

The terrorist have been cornered in one of the family quarters

"My heart goes out to the injured & their families", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.

According to reports from Jammu, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly that Subedar Maganlal and Subedar Mohammed Ashraf were killed in the attack by militants. The number of terrorists isn't known, they've been cornered in one of the family quarters.

Asked about the casualties in the incident, he said it was sad news.

The vast army installation located in the city of Jammu is located closed to several shopping centres and schools. "The government must take note of this", he said.

Singh also said that the Army and other security forces were effectively doing their job and would never let any Indian bow down his head. Firstpost has reported that they also hurled a grenade at the camp.

Jammu's regional police chief S D Singh said the attack kicked off around 4.55am (2325 GMT Friday) when guards came under a hail of bullets near the base's boundary wall.

- The terrorists are holed up in one of the quarters inside the Sunjwan camp. "Investigations must be done".

The operation continued through out the day as the Army acted with caution and restraint to safeguard the lives of unarmed soldiers and their family members in their houses inside the camp. The Army responded to the attack quickly and restricted the attackers' movement. A colonel and the daughter of a jawan is among those who have been injured.

The Indian Air Force para commandos which were airlifted from Udhampur have already reached the site, however, the operation is likely to take longer than expected as they are moving ahead cautiously.

While the minister did not specify the group affiliation of the militants who launched the attack, officials said Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were behind the terror strike.

The same army camp was attacked by militants in 2003.

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