While Forces Expected Strike In Kashmir, Fidayeen Struck Jammu Camp

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Nine people, including five women and children were also injured in the attack and two of them are in critical condition in the hospital.

He said the terrorists wearing Army combat dress were carrying AK-56 Assault Rifle, large amount of ammunition and hand grenades, adding, "search of their belongings confirm the terrorists to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed".

Defence spokesman Lt Colonel Devender Ananad said in a statement as part of the ongoing operation at Sunjwan in Jammu that the Army has killed two heavily armed terrorists.

A group of attacked the Sunjwan in Jammu city in the early hours today, leaving three Armymen and daughter of an Army personnel injured, officials said.

The two slain soldiers are from Jammu.

Even before that, Lashkar militants had managed to attack an army camp at Uri in September 2016 and kill 17 soldiers, despite an alert by the IB on the possibility of a suicide attack in the region.

"The terrorists entered the family accommodation complex after which quick response teams cordoned off the area and isolated the terrorists, who are holed up in a few houses (inside the camp)", the officer said.

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In the initial attack, Subedar Madan Lal Chowdhry, his daughter Neha, and Lance Naik Bhadur Singh were injured.

The latest attack came a day after the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Delhi's Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013.

Army helicopters and drones have been pressed to service recce the area, officials said. The operation is progressing with extreme caution to avoid casualties in the dark.

Fourteen soldiers have been killed in the last 31 days, he said.

The Sunjuwan camp had faced a similar attack 17 years ago when two LeT two fidayeen militants cut through barbed wires to enter the military base in Jammu on June 28, 2003. "Militants number is not known as of now", said Jammu Inspector General of Police (IGP) S. D. Singh Jamwal. Former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah said that Pakistan had to stop terrorism and linked most incidents to Pakistan.

National Conference MLA Muhammad Akbar Lone raised slogans to counter BJP MLAs.

Following the attack, the region's Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired a high level security meeting in Jammu with top police and civil officers attending.

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