The suicide mission targeting security forces was the second in less than four months in the Jammu division. On 22 April, the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out a similar attack on a CISF post near the Sunjawan Army camp, resulting in a gunfight in which an assistant sub-inspector of the paramilitary force and two terrorists were killed.
Two AK series rifles, ammunition, nine magazines and a grenade were recovered from the slain attackers.
Additional DGP (Jammu Zone) Mukesh Singh Said that the terrorists involved in Thursday’s attack were close to infiltrating the Paraghal Army camp under cover of darkness when the sentries saw them and raised the alarm. “When challenged, two terrorists hurled grenades at sentries and tried to break the fence. In the ensuing encounter, both the terrorists were killed.”
Subedar Rajendra Prasad, a resident of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, was martyred in action along with Rifleman Manoj Kumar of Faridabad, Haryana. Rifleman Lakshmanan D, who was from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. They were part of a unit called the White Knight Corps. “The Indian Army Salutes these bravehearts for their supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. Jammu-based Defense PRO Lt Col Devendra Anand said, the nation will always be indebted to him for his devotion to duty.
ADGP Singh said that additional forces have been sent to the army camp, located about six kilometers from the Darhal police station, for the search operation going on till late night. “We have intelligence on the movement of terrorists in Rajouri sector.”
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha The suspects were among the first to condemn the suicide attack on the army camp, which resulted in the deaths of three personnel. His office tweeted, “Heartfelt condolences to the families of the brave…we will deal with the evil designs of (terrorists) and their supporters in an appropriate manner.”
National Conference President and former CM Omar Abdullahalso tweeted condemning the attack and sent a condolence message to the families of the martyred jawans.