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Pregnant woman, shot at during Sunjuwan attack, delivers baby girl

Pregnant woman, shot at during Sunjuwan attack, delivers baby girl
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Jammu: A 35-year-old pregnant woman, who was injured in an attack by armed terrorists on the family quarters at the Sunjuwan military camp here, delivered a healthy baby girl weighing 2.5 kgs in the hospital on Sunday.

Rifleman Nazir Ahmed and his pregnant wife were injured in the firing after the terrorists shot her in lower back and were shifted to the Military Hospital at Satwari here, an army official said.

“The army doctors worked all night to save the life of the severely injured pregnant woman with gunshots wounds and helped her deliver a baby girl, following a caesarean section operation,” Jammu-based army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said.

“Both the mother and the baby are stable,” he added. Lt Col Anand said the condition of a 14-year-old boy, who was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his head, however remained critical.

Five armymen, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and the father of an armyman died, 11 others were injured, besides three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were killed in the two-day gunbattle, following the terror attack on the military camp on Saturday.

PTI inputs