Body of one more soldier recovered; Toll reaches 6

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/14/2018 1:46:47 PM

CM, DyCM lay wreaths, pay tributes

JAMMU, Feb 13: The body of another soldier was today recovered from the encounter site inside the Sunjwan Military camp here, taking the death toll in the terror attack to 10, including six army personnel and three fidayeen of the Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The body of the army Havaldar Rakesh Chandra, a resident of Pauri Garhwal, was recovered during the clearance operation at the camp last night, Jammu-based Army Public Relation Officer Lt Col Devender Anand said in an official communique.
In the meanwhile, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh this morning laid floral wreaths on the bodies of army personnel who were killed in Saturday’s fidayeen attack.
Ministers Abdul Haq Khan, Choudhary Zulfkar; MLA, Jammu West, Sat Sharma, senior army and police officers also laid wreaths on the bodies of Army personnel.
Later, the Chief Minister interacted with the family members of the slain army personnel and consoled them. She conveyed her heartfelt condolences and prayed for peace to their loved ones.
A group of heavily-armed men struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry before dawn on February 10, killing six people including five soldiers.
Six army personnel, five hailing from Jammu and Kashmir and one hailing from Uttarakhand, and the father of one of the slain soldiers, were killed and 10 others, including two officers and six women and children, were injured in the incident.
The bodies of the three fidayeen of the Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) outfit were also recovered along with huge cache of arms and ammunition during the search operation.

 

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