Soldier, injured in Jammu terror attack, dies — Sunjwan attack updates

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Four others, including a civilian, were injured in the incident and have been shifted to GMC Jammu for treatment. His condition was stated to be critical.

"As part of the ongoing operations in Sunjuwan, the army has killed two heavily armed terrorists".

"Arms and ammunitions, including AK-56 rifles and hand grenades have been recovered from their possession", army said.

The officer said that the search of their belongings confirmed that the terrorists were from Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Co. Anand said one JCO died in the operation to evacuate the families.

Director General of Police, S P Vaid; IGP, Jammu, S D S Jamwal, senior officers of Army, Police and civil administration were present on the occasion.

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January 1, 2018: Five soldiers were martyred on December 31 when terrorists launched a daredevil attack on CRPF Training Centre in Pulwama district. At least, two persons were injured in security forces' pellet firing on protesters.

"The attack has now been contained". Since terrorists are holed up inside the family quarters, we are moving very cautiously.

Sources said room-to-room intervention was going on to pin down the terrorists inside the JCOs' residential building. The police have also said that it is also not clear how many terrorists are involved in the attack but their number could be between three and four.

Separately, in July previous year, the government had delegated "substantial" financial powers to the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to strengthen perimeter security at sensitive bases across the country.

Clearing the project, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has set a deadline of 10 months for the Army to carry it out. "My heart goes out to the injured and their families".

Moreover, the Campose report had also proposed an external audit of security of camps and installations, which has not been accepted by the three services.