Sunjwan terrorist attack: Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media in Jammu
NEW DELHI/JAMMU:MNN: After Sunjwan terrorist attack on army camp, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Jammu to meet the injured soldiers and civilians and took stock of the situation.
Defence Minister held a press conference later,where she revealed that the anti-terror operation,
where three terrorists were killed by army, inside the Sunjwan army camp has been called off.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said “Pakistan will pay” for the attack by terrorists from across the border on an Army camp in Jammu, in which five soldiers and a civilian were killed and 10 people were injured.
I wouldn’t certainly state a timeline.
But will say this, Pakistan will pay for this misadventure.
Nirmala siharaman also said that the The Ministry of Defence will stand by the Army.
I repeat, Pakistan will pay for it,” the minister said at a press conference in Jammu.
She was asked by reporters what action the government plans after a spike in terror attacks by Pakistan-based
terror groups despite the surgical strike in September 2016.
when Indian forces crossed the Line of Control and targeted multiple terror bases, less than two weeks after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri, killing 19 soldiers.
At dawn on Saturday, the terrorists attacked the Sunjuwan camp of the 36th brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, with 150 quarters where soldiers stayed with their families.
Five soldiers and the father of one of them were killed and 10 people were injured, among them women and children.
A pregnant woman was shot in the back.
A 14-year-old boy has gunshot wounds to his head and is battling for life.
The terrorists, who had holed up in the family quarters, were all gunned down by Sunday evening.
Ms Sitharaman said there had been alerts that “Pakistan-sponsored terrorists would hit soft targets.”
The terror module, Ms Sitharaman said, had likely infiltrated some time back and could have had local support.
There were reports, she said, of a fourth terrorist involved, who could have been a guide
It was accessed that Pakistan sponsored terrorists may target softer elements.
Hence security was also positioned at the Sunjwan family accommodation.
Pakistan is expanding the ark of terror to the areas south of Pir Panjal range and are resorting to seize fire violations to assist infiltration.
These are being responded appropriately.