One of the soldiers died of heart attack during the gun-battle while the other four succumbed to bullet injuries.
Jammu and Kashmir DGP S.P. Vaid said on Saturday that the terrorists who had stormed the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu earlier in the day were "100 % from Pakistan". "The MHA is closely monitoring the situation", a tweet posted by Mr. Singh's verified handle said. There was uncertainty about the position and activities of the second group.
"Around 4:55am, suspicious movement was noticed by the santri". When the sentry bunker was sacked upon, the soldiers retaliated. "The terrorists entered the camp through a nullah on its rear side", he added. The injured include some women and children.
Harsh said that Central Government must exert diplomatic pressure on worldwide forum to isolate the rogue nation and declare it a Terrorist State.
A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city. But they apparently "forgot to do it" in Jammu, according to a Deccan Chronicle report. The Kashmir Valley had witnessed clashes between stone-pelting mobs and security forces during a shutdown called by separatists and a security clampdown in summer capital Srinagar and Guru's home town Sopore on Friday to commemorate his hanging.
Mehbooba Mufti paid rich tributes to the slain Army personnel, praised their valour and sympathised with the bereaved families of soldiers.
The minister informed the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly that Subedar Maganlal and Subedar Mohammed Ashraf were killed in the attack by a group of militants. At least three persons, including an Army personnel and his daughter, have been injured, officials said. The Army in a media briefing in the evening confirmed that two terrorists have been killed in the counter-operations.
February 3, 2019: Four soldiers got injured in a grenade attack on the CRPF Patrolling party in Tral.
Officials said an unknown number of attackers is cornered inside the residential complex of the camp, where they are locked in a fierce standoff.
A Parliamentary Standing Committee, in a report in December 2017, also raised serious concerns about the need for enhancing security at defence installations across the country following the Pathankot and Uri terror attacks.
The possibility that the group may have travelled to Jammu from within the State can not be ruled out as security forces fear terrorist handlers might have successfully carved out safe hideouts in Jammu in the recent weeks to launch major terror strikes.
Co. Anand said one JCO died in the operation to evacuate the families.
The national highway, which was closed in view of terror attack, was thrown open for the traffic in the afternoon later while the security forces cordoned the area of terror site.
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