The pre-dawn attack left six others injured, including a girl, after heavily armed militants stormed Sunjuwan Army camp near Jammu, the second largest city in the disputed Himalayan region close to the border with Pakistan. Nine people, including five women and children were also injured in the attack and two of them are in critical condition in the hospital.
"Search of their belongings confirmed the terrorists to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed".
"Operations will continue till all the terrorist are apprehended or killed", he added.
Soon after the attack, reinforcements of the army's special forces and special operations group (SOG) rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area amid a fierce gunfight, the security official said. In a tweet, she said, "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in Sunjwan today".
Declaring its support for the government and the Army, the Congress urged the prime minister to personally supervise the anti-terror operation so that the security forces could give a befitting response to its sponsor Pakistan. Both the slain soldiers belonged to Jammu and Kashmir.
Among the jawans killed, one was a Junior Commissioned Officer named M. Ashraf Mir. "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.
In the initial attack, Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhry, his daughter, Neha, and Lance Naik Bahadur Singh were injured.
The spokesman said that the operation is in progress with extreme caution and restraint to safeguard the unarmed soldier, women and children in the houses.
The security forces authorities had earlier on the basis of intelligence inputs alerted their men in the Kashmir Valley against possible terror strike by Jaish militants on the death anniversary of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The fidayeen entered the camp from its rear side at 4.10am and started firing indiscriminately. "The army needs to out more resources in guarding its installations", said Chaudhary, a retired IPS officer. Shockingly, Akbar Lone of National Conference raised pro-Pakistan slogans which has been widely condemned by many including his own party leaders.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired a high level meeting with top police and.
In December a year ago, a similar attack on highly fortified paramilitary camp in the region ended with killing of five Central Reserve Police Force personnel and three militants.
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