| Jammu |
Updated: February 13, 2018 10:41 am
With the recovery of one more body of a soldier from inside the Sunjwan military station here, the death toll in Saturday terror attack has risen to seven, which includes six soldiers and one civilian. Confirming this, an army spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said that the body of a martyred soldier was recovered from forest area during searches inside the military station.
Terrorists had attacked the military station during wee hours of Saturday. As they were immediately spotted by the sentry on the peripheral wall of the military station and engaged, the terrorists had entered the residential building complex. Three terrorists were killed and arms, ammunition and other material seized from them revealed that they owed allegiance to Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday evening blamed Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad for the attack on the Sunjuwan military station and warned Pakistan that it will pay for this misadventure, adding that the demography of the cantonment and adjoining areas indicates the possibility of local support to the terrorists.
Meanwhile, searches have begun in Raipur Domana area towards Akhnoor side on the outskirts of Jammu city following reports about movement of some suspicious people. Police said that sentries at an army camp reportedly noticed some suspicious movement and opened fire during wee hours of the morning. However, nothing has been found so far, it added.