The attack is believed to be carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists on the army camp which is spread over many acres and lies in the heart of Jammu along the Jammu-Pathankot highway. "The operations will continue till all terrorists are apprehended or killed", he said.
"The whole area has been cordoned off by Army and the security forces and operation is underway as militants have taken refuge in JCO quarters in the area", he said. She also said that her husband was also seriously injured in the attack and needs immediate evacuation. Security forces and police have cordoned off the area around the Sunjwan The camp falls under the first Light Infantry in 36 brigade.
Rao had asked the former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister to remove Akbar Lone from his party instead of backing the MLA's "pro-Pak rants".
The last terror attack in the Jammu region had taken place on 29 November, 2016, when terrorists stormed the army's Nagrota camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, killing seven Army personnel including two officers.
Meanwhile sources identified the deceased as Madan Lal Chaudhary of 4 Jakli, Ashraf Mir of 1 Jakli, a resident of Maidanpora, Lolab, Kupwara and the injured were identified as Maj Avijit Singh of 6 Mahar (head injury), L/Nk Bahadur Singh of 1 Jakli (multiple injuries), Havaldar Abdul Hamid Rashid of 1 Jakli (head), Paramjeet Kaur (40), Neha (20) daughter of the deceased Hony Lt Madan and Somati Jena (head injury).
A defence spokesperson in Jammu said the terrorists entered the camp after an exchange of fire with a sentry near the family quarters at the rear. One of the terrorist was around 20 years old.
Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack on the Army or security establishment by in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9, 2013.
In response to Rao's tweet demanding action against Akbar Lone, Omar said, "You let us worry about the MLA".
Police officers and soldiers stand guard outside an army camp after militants attacked the camp in Jammu. She also held a high-level meeting with General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command, Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu, to review the security situation in the state in the wake of terror attack. It came a few hours later when militants sneaked into the airbase and killed six security personnel and one civilian.