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There was no input on Jammu attack, LS told

Gearing up: Securitymen at the Sunjwan Military Station in Jammu. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Home Ministry informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that there was no specific intelligence input about terrorists planning to attack the Sunjuwan army camp in Jammu.

Minister of State Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed Parliament that “terrorists are helped by local Over Ground Workers (OGWs)” in Kashmir.

“Though there were general inputs that militants may attack vital installations/camps in the Jammu region, there were no specific inputs about this attack. All such inputs are shared amongst all concerned agencies.

Security arrangements are periodically revised based on emerging threats and intelligence inputs,” Minister of State Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed Parliament.

Three heavily-armed men allegedly belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) stormed the Sunjuwan camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry on February 10, killing six people including five soldiers. The three terrorists were gunned down in an operation that continued for more than 30 hours.

Mr. Ahir said 38 terrorist incidents were reported from Kashmir Valley and two incidents from the Jammu region till February 15 this year.

In 2017, eight incidents of terrorist violence were reported from Jammu and 334 were reported to have occurred in the Kashmir Valley.

“The Government has also continuously encouraged policies to mainstream the youth, including providing employment opportunities to wean them away from militancy.

₹80,068 crore has been announced under the PM Development Package, 2015,” Mr. Ahir said.

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