Kupwara attack: Captain Ayush Yadav, killed in battle, cremated with full military honours

Kanpur: The mortal remains of Captain Ayush Yadav, who was killed in a terrorist attack at an army camp in Kashmir's Kupwara district, were consigned to flames here with full military honours on Saturday.

Representational image. CNN-News18

Representational image. CNN-News18

The body was taken to Yadav's house in Jajmau Defence Colony here from the mortuary of the 7 Air Force Hospital around 7.30 am, ADM KP Singh said.

People paid their tributes to the martyr at his house. From the captain's residence, the mortal remains were taken to Sidhnath Ghat in a truck where he was cremated with full military honours, Singh said.

Captain Yadav had joined the service some three years ago.

Three heavily-armed terrorists had stormed an army camp in Kupwara district of Kashmir on Thursday, killing Yadav and two other soldiers before two of the assailants were gunned down in a fierce 35-minute encounter.

Militants, suspected to be of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, stormed the battalion camp which is in-charge of road opening duties on the crucial roads in this area. A hunt is on to ascertain if any militant sneaked into the camp under the cover of darkness.

This attack comes just days after the central government said it is extending all support for tackling the terror menace and development to the Kashmir government, which should take all steps to counter terror and separatist activities.

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Updated Date: Apr 29, 2017 14:58:02 IST

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