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Sunjwan Army camp attack: Search operation under way

Jammu, February 12

The Army said on Monday that the search operation was under way in its Sunjwan camp, which was attacked by a group of suspected JeM terrorists, killing six people, including five soldiers.Three suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists involved in the attack were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army inside the camp and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from them.“The search operation is still on (at the camp),” Jammu-based Army public relations officer Lt Col Devender Anand told PTI.A group of heavily armed men struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry before dawn on February 10. Five Army men, including two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), were killed in the attack.Several blasts were heard inside the camp on Sunday evening, breaking a lull after the initial exchange of fire, but the Army said the blasts were the result of sanitisation operation and there was no fresh contact with terrorists.Parliamentary Affairs minister Abdul Rehman Veeri told the Assembly that the operation was in the final stages.He said the injured Army personnel included a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major. PTI