Eight killed in attack on army camp in Gujrat
09 July, 2012
GUJRAT: At least eight security personnel including seven soldiers and a police cop were killed and three others injured when unknown miscreants attacked an army camp here in Gujrat on early Monday morning.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), unidentified militants at 5:30am stormed an army camp established near River Chenab in Gujrat.
As a result firing by miscreants, six troops and a policeman were killed on the spot while three sustained wounds. The militants had also planted a time device at the camp which exploded with a big bang but no further losses were reported.
The attackers managed to flee from the scene after the incident.
The bodies and injured were shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Gujranwala for medical aid where another troop succumbed to his wound raising the death toll to eight.
After the unfortunate incident, police parties were rushed to the scene and issued strict instructions to search for the attackers.
It should be mentioned that the said army camp was established one month earlier to search an army major who went missing during a helicopter crash in the area.