JAMMU: The fourth militant has been gunned down by government forces, who had taken cover inside an army camp after heavily armed militants attacked the Sunjuwan army camp on Saturday.
Reports say four militants and five soldiers have been killed in the attack, while at least ten persons, including army men. women and children have sustained injuries.
The operation was still on even no fresh firing was heard at the shootout site after the killing of the fourth militant.
A group of suspected Jaish-e-Muhammad militants entered the Sunjuwan army base station around 4.45 AM on Saturday and managed to enter the Junior Commissioned Officers (JC0s) quarters inside the camp.
During the operation para commandos from the army’s Udhampur-headquartered northern command were airlifted to tackle the militants. The Air Force provided aerial surveillance.
The operation inside the Sunjuwan military camp enters day two after fresh gunshots were heard during wee hours on Sunday.
Sources said there was brief firing from a building in the morning indicating that one more militant was still hiding there, adding that army has cordoned that building and operation is on to neutralize the militant.
General Rawat, who arrived in Jammu on Saturday evening, was briefed about the operation by senior army commanders. To make sure that the holed up militant does not escape, the commandoes had lit the entire area in the residential complex with floodlights and helicopter kept hovering over the area.
On Saturday, suspected JeM militants had the army camp and entered the family quarters there. Five army men and Four militants were killed and nine others, including women and children, were injured.