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Tributes paid to slain Army personnel in Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Tributes were paid to the five men who lost their lives in a terror attack on Sunjuwan Military camp here.

A group of (JeM) terrorists struck the residential quarter inside the camp at Sunjuwan here on Saturday, killing seven people -- six soldiers, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and father of one of the slain soldiers -- and injuring 10 others.

Three heavily-armed JeM terrorists were killed in the retaliatory action by the

Jammu and Kashmir today morning led the wreath-laying ceremony organised to pay tributes to four of the six soldiers who were killed in the attack.

Later in the day, Army bid adieu to another soldier whose body was recovered yesterday late night from the encounter site.

Deputy Nirmal Singh, ministers Abdul Haq Khan and Choudhary Zulfkar, state and MLA Sat Sharma, among others, were present in the ceremony.

and police officials including General Officer of Rising Lt. Gen Y V K also laid wreaths on the bodies of the Army men, the said.

JCO Madan Lal Choudhary (50) of Kathua was cremated with full military honours at his village yesterday, while the body of of district in Uttarakhand was recovered from the scene of the gunfight last night.

Later, the interacted with the family members of the slain Army personnel and consoled them, the said.

A wreath laying ceremony was held separately for Havaldar Chandra at the technical airport. officers led by Lt. Gen and of Maj Gen paid rich tributes to the slain soldier.

Bodies of all the five soldiers were flown to their home towns after the wreath-laying ceremonies, the said.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:10 IST