JeM terrorists from Pakistan carried out attack on Army camp: Sitharaman
AMN / JAMMU
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists from Pakistan carried out the attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu on Saturday. Addressing media here today, she said that Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure.
The Defence Minister said, evidence against the terrorists has been compiled and will be given to Pakistan. She said, that despite giving dossiers after dossiers, Pakistan has not taken any action. She said that Islamabad’s culpability in such terror attacks had been proved over and over again.
Ms Sitharaman was in Jammu to review the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir. She was also briefed about the situation by the senior Army officers. The Defence Minister also met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed the situation. She visited the Military Hospital, Jammu and enquired about the health of the injured persons of Sunjwan terror attack.
In another incident, a CRPF jawan was martyred and a security man of J&K Police sustained grievous injuries in an ongoing gunfight with the holed up terrorists in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar city today. The CRPF jawan succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the encounter which is underway since this morning. Two terrorists holed up engaged in the gunfight, are believed to be LeT cadres.
Security officials said, terrorists, apparently suicide attackers, carrying backpacks and armed with AK 47 rifles tried to approach the CRPF camp in the area. Their apparent attempt to storm the camp was repulsed after an alert sentry at the Camp gate opened fire at around 0430 hrs, making them flee.
CRPF spokesman told AIR that after several hours of search operation, two terrorists were traced in a building situated in the periphery of the CRPF camp in Karan Nagar area. He said, an exchange of gunfire started between the two sides and the operation is in progress.
State Police Chief S P Vaid in a tweet has congratulated the guard who fired upon the approaching militants thereby averting Fidayeen attack on 23rd Bn of CRPF.