Jammu: The Government on Monday said that six persons including five Army men and a civilian have been killed while eleven have been injured in the Sunjwan Fidayeen attack in Jammu.
While making a statement in the House regarding the incident, the Minister for Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, A R Veeri said that on February 10, militants carried out a Fidayeen attack by opening indiscriminate fire and lobbed grenades inside the camp of 36 Brigade 1st JAKLI situated in Sunjwan Jammu.
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He said soon after the attack, J&K Police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the whole area and later militants entered in JCO family quarters where they opened indiscriminate firing, and also exchange of firing between Army troops and militants took place. He said five Armymen namely Subedar Madan Lal Choudhary, Subedar Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Havaldar Habib-ullah Qureshi, Naik Manzoor Ahmed and Lance Naik Mohammad Iqbal of 1st JAKLI and father of L/NK Mohammad lqbal were killed.
He said eleven persons were also injured in the incident who have been identified as Lt Col Rohit Solanki of 6th Mahar, Maj Avijit Singh of 6th Mahar, L/NK Bahadur Singh of 1st JAKLI, Havaldar Abdul Hamid Rashid of 1st JAKLI , Paramjeet Kaur-relative of Hony Lt Madan Lal Choudhary, Neha D/O Hony Lt Madan Lal Choudhary, Somati Jena S/O Havaldar Haripoda Jena, PA to 36 Bde Cdr,(Head injury), W/O Hav Satyendra, 36 Bde Camp, Daughter of Hav Satyendra, 36 Bde Camp, Sub. Rajinder Singh of 6th Mahar and wife of Rifleman Nazir Ahmed. He said the injured wife of Riflemen Nazir Ahmad was pregnant and delivered a baby at MH Satwari.
He said 3 militants were also killed and firing stopped during night of February 11 at 0200 hrs and area is still under cordon- and is being sanitized.