The toll in Saturday’s militant attack at the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu rose to six on Sunday. The fatalities include five soldiers and one civilian. Three militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad were also gunned down, the Army said, according to PTI.
Earlier reports had said four terrorists were killed.
The operation to weed out the militants concluded on Sunday after Army personnel exercised “extreme caution and restraint to safeguard the unarmed soldiers, women and children in the houses”, the Army said, according to The Indian Express.
Militants succeeded in attacking the Sunjuwan military camp despite high security in place on account of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, who was hanged for his involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack.
“As of now, it is not known where they [militants] came from and how they reached this Army camp,” Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police SP Vaid.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far, security forces are certain of the Jaish-e-Mohammed’s hand in the attack at the Sunjuwan military camp on Saturday. “Intercepts suggest that the terrorists involved in the attack belong to the Jaish-e-Mohammad group,” Vaid told The Indian Express.
The Army also said a search of the belongings of the militants killed confirmed their affiliation to the JeM. Senior Superintendent of Jammu Police Vivek Gupta said “Jaish flags were recovered from the terrorists who were killed”.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group is also believed to have orchestrated the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in January 2016, in which seven officers were killed.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told News18 that the attack was a cause of concern and the Army would “definitely do what is necessary”.