Woman hit by fidayeen bullets gives birth to baby
Amid the deaths, there was a new life. As the death toll of Armymen in the terror attack on their Sunjwan camp rose to five on Sunday, doctors laboured through the night to save the life of a pregnant woman, injured during the fidayeen strike, who gave birth to a baby girl.
According to an incident report compiled by the State police, “Twenty-four-year-old Shahzada Khan, wife of Rifleman Nazir Ahmed from Budgam, was shot in the lower back inside family quarters. Writhing in pain as she was struggling, elite commandos of the Indian Army stormed her family quarter and safely evacuated her to the military hospital in Satwari. She later delivered a baby girl, weighing 2.5 kg through a C-section operation.”
Both the mother and the baby are stable, Defence PRO in Jammu Lt-Col Devendra Anand confirmed.
The arrival of a newborn under these circumstances was greeted by enthusiastic social media users on different platforms. Greetings and the choicest blessings were showered on the newborn. Many others wished speedy recovery to the brave mother and labelled her ‘real braveheart’.
Jawans of the Indian Army, meanwhile, continued their operations to flush out holed- up terrorists inside Sunjwan military station for the second consecutive day. The Army authorities were cautiously sanitising the huge campus to avoid any further collateral damage.
The total death toll in the ongoing operations rose to six on Sunday with the recovery of bodies of three more jawans and one civilian, father of a soldier. In addition, 10 people have been injured of which six are women and children, including the pregnant woman.
The deceased soldiers have been identified as Havaldar Habib-Ullah Qureshi, Naik Manzoor Ahmad,Lance Naik Mohd Iqbal and his father.
Two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) were killed in the daring terrorist strike on Saturday.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat, who landed here late on Saturday night, was also supervising the anti-terror operations. After his landing here in Jammu he was briefed by the local commanders about their strategy to deal with the situation. A high-level team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) also landed in Jammu and visited the Sunjwan military station.
The Defence spokesperson issued a statement, saying, “In the ongoing operations at Sunjwan military station, three terrorists have so far been killed with the nutralisation of one more terrorist today. The third terrorist was also found wearing Army combat dress and was heavily armed similar to the other two terrorists killed previously. AK-56 rifles, under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL), ammunition and grenades have been recovered from them”, he added.
During the sanitising of residential quarters by the Indian Army commandos’ bodies of one more JCO, two jawans and an elderly man, father of a solider have been recovered, all of whom were killed by the terrorists in the initial stage on Saturday.
A group of heavily armed terrorists, believed to be cadre of Jaish-e-Mohammad, had earlier stormed the Sunjwan Military station in the wee hours of Saturday from rear side of the military station.
The Defence PRO had earlier confirmed the heavily armed terrorists were cadre of Jaish-e-Mohammad. Army had earlier recovered arms and ammunition along with Jaish-e-Mohammad flag from their belongings.
Senior security officials believed the terrorists were most likely foreign terrorists. Inspector General of Police Jammu range Dr SD Singh Jamwal said thorough investigations would further reveal the details in the coming days. He said an FIR has been registered and investigation has been taken up in the terror attack case.
- Cong misled on Rafale: Anil to Rahul 21 Aug 2018 | PNS
- Nirav surfaces in UK, CBI seeks his arrest 21 Aug 2018 | PNS
- India’s first golden girl at Asiad, Vinesh earns laurels for nation 21 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Post trauma, relief ops focus to help victims pick up the pieces 21 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj
- Defying Gadgil sunk Kerala 21 Aug 2018 | Rajesh Kumar
- Engagement! Pak grasps Modi’s call 21 Aug 2018 | PNS
- Mush men get key posts in 21-member Imran Cabinet 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- ADM’s gunner held for bid to kill Army veteran 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Wrestler Bajrang wins 1st gold for India at Asiad 20 Aug 2018 | PNS
- Massive mobilisation to rescue marooned 20 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj
Sunday EditionView All
19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan
A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without...
STATE EDITIONSView All
21 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal
The beauty of city of lakes painted through vibrant colours and the eye catching shades over canvas spellbound the art appreciators. A group painting exhibition is being put up at Swaraj Bhavan Art Gallery that began here from Monday...