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Sunjwan attack death toll rises to 7 after forces recover body of another Army jawan

indiatoday.in

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The death toll in the Sunjwan Army camp attack has increased to seven  six Army jawans and one civilian.

Security forces carrying out combing and sanitisation operations at the Sunjwan camp, which was attacked by terrorists on Saturday, have recovered the body of an Army soldier.

This is in addition to the bodies of five jawans that were found earlier.

The Sunjwan incident is being considered as the deadliest attack since the Uri camp strike in 2016.

Four terrorists of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed managed to sneak into the Sunjwan military base near Jammu on Saturday morning and attacked Army residential area, authorities have said.

Three of the terrorists were later killed in the encounter.

Army sources said the terrorists, who were wearing combat dress and carrying AK-56 assault rifles, used a nullah along the military station to gain entry into the camp, but they were spotted and challenged by the sentries deployed there.

The Sunjwan attack was followed by an attempted strike on a Central Reserve Police Force camp in Srinagar. There, two terrorists were spotted approaching the CRPF camp in Karan Nagar.

An alert sentry opened fire at them, causing them to flee the area. The terrorists were later cornered by security forces who engaged them in an encounter.

A CRPF constable was killed in the encounter. The terrorists are yet to be nabbed.