Two Indian army officers killed in Occupied Kashmir


But the heavily armed terrorists hurled grenades and opened fire from automatic weapons, sources said.

According to Kashmir Media Service, unidentified gunmen stormed into the army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, early this morning.

The two nuclear-armed neighbours have been at loggerheads since an attack on an army camp in Kashmir's Uri left 18 Indian soldiers dead in 2016.

At one soldier has been killed and seven others injured, including the daughter of one Army personnel. Inspector General of Police (Jammu range) S D Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu that around 4.55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was sacked upon.

Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in Sunjuwan today.

"Both Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish leaders in Pakistan have made their intentions known that they will target security forces in J&K". "We have ordered closure of schools in Sunjwan area as a precautionary measure in the wake of the attack", a spokesman of the Jammu divisional commissioner's office said. One terrorist has been killed so far, while two-three militants are still holed up. He said it would not be appropriate for him to comment on the attack on an Army camp in Jammu as the operation was still on. "They will never let any Indian bow down his head", he said.

Reports claim one Junior Commissioned Officer has been killed in the gunfight.

A total of 3,000 sensitive bases, including 600 highly sensitive installations of the army, navy and the air force were identified by the forces months after the attack on Pathankot air base.

Three or four suspected members of the Jaish-e-Mohammed group attacked the camp at around 05:00 a. m. (23:30 GMT on Friday), The Indian Express reported. A soldier and his daughter are believed to have been injured in the attack. "The GMC Jammu has also been informed to be in readiness to deal with any exigency and ensure best medical care to the injured", he said.

In December past year, a similar attack on highly fortified paramilitary camp in the region ended with killing of five Central Reserve Police Force personnel and three militants. Security agencies had sounded a high alert last week for February 9 and February 11, the day Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front founder Maqbool Bhat was hanged in Tihar jail in 1984. "My heart goes out to the injured & their families", the CM wrote on Twitter.