Jammu attack: Wreath-laying ceremony held for army personnel killed in Sunjuwan encounter

The wreath-laying ceremony for four of the army personnel who lost their lives in the Sunjuwan Military camp attack was held at the airport in Jammu on Tuesday, as the body of another soldier was recovered from the encounter site. The death toll in the terror attack now stands at 10, including six army personnel and three terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

The ceremony for army personnel Mohammed Ashraf, Habibullah Qureshi, Iqbal Sheikh, Manzoor Ahmad and civilian Mohidin Sheikh (father of Iqbal) was held in the presence of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh, according to ANI.

Mufti also met with the family members of the deceased jawans after the ceremony. The body of the army jawan was recovered during the clearance operation at the camp last night, Jammu-based Army Public Relation Officer Lt Col Devender Anand told PTI.

A group of heavily-armed men had struck the camp of the 36 Brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry before dawn on 10 February. A total of six personnel, hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, 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 terrorists of the JeM outfit were also recovered along with huge cache of arms and ammunition during the search operation.

Meanwhile, Anand said that the mortal remains of the four Kashmiri soldiers and the civilian would be flown to Srinagar after the wreath-laying ceremony and thereafter to their native places for burial.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Feb 13, 2018 14:01 PM

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