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13 soldiers killed as militants attack army camp

Mukhtar Shah in Srinagar | June 29, 2003 01:22 IST

At  least 13 armymen were killed in a suicide attack by two militants on an army camp at Saujiwan on the outskirts of Jammu city on Saturday morning.

Seven armymen who received serious injuries in the fierce gunfight, which went for on for four hours, were admitted to a hospital.

The two suicide attackers forced their entry inside the camp around 0500 hours IST hurling grenades and firing from their assault rifles.

They killed two soldiers manning the sentry post and later went inside the camp.

"They hurled grenades and fired indiscriminately from their automatic weapons on the soldiers," said a police officer in Jammu.

The quick reaction team of the army immediately reacted and engaged the militants in a fierce encounter. Senior army and police officers also reached the spot immediately along with reinforcements.

The soldiers gunned down one fidayeen while the other continued to fire on the soldiers. He was later shot dead by the security forces after nearly four hours.

Out of the 13 soldiers killed, one was a Junior Commissioned Officer.


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Sub: About Attack

India should remember old adage" MIGHT IS RIGHT" and finish off this whole issue once and for all.

Posted by tejpal

Sub: about the attack

it is shamefull on the pakistan side that there are again & again attacking , there shouldn't be any more talks with the pikistan . ...

Posted by varma


It is a real pathetic condition for the loss of our jawans/officers. There should be some further development regarding the technological aspect of our armed ...

Posted by dr pavan kumar vodithala

Sub: Army Jawans killed in Jammu and kashmir

My heartfelt condolences to all the family mememrbs of the "shaheed" Jawans. I think the militants are responding against the operation "sarpvinash". The point is ...

Posted by Jaswant Singh

Sub: How much more

Hi, This is not the first time and atleast not the last.How much more jawans have to die before our politicians decide to do something ...

Posted by mariano


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