Death toll rises after recovering one more soldier’s body

Death toll rises after recovering one more soldier’s body
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CM conveys heartfelt condolences

Jammu: A body of another army soldier was on Tuesday recovered from the encounter site inside the Sunjuwan military station here, taking the death in the fidayeen attack to 10, including six army soldiers and three militants.
The body of the army soldier was recovered during the clearance operation at the camp last night, said Jammu-based army public relation officer Lt Col Devender Anand.
A group of heavily armed militants struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry before dawn on February 10.
Six soldiers, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and father of one of the slain soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured in the attack.
The bodies of the three Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) militants were also recovered along with huge cache of arms and ammunition during the search operation.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti led the wreath-laying ceremony organised to pay tributes to four of the six slain soldiers.
Mufti joined the cabinet colleagues and senior army and police officials and laid floral wreaths on the bodies of four army soldiers, hailing from Kashmir, at the Jammu airport, an official spokesperson said.
It said the chief minister interacted with the family members of the slain army soldiers and consoled them. She conveyed her heartfelt condolences and prayed for peace for their loved ones.