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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 2:13 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 10:31 AM (IST)

Toll 7 as soldier’s body found

2 bike-borne ‘terrorists fire’ at Army sentry post, flee; search, probe on
Toll 7 as soldier’s body found
Mehbooba Mufti pays tribute to Sunjuwan martyrs in Jammu. PTI

Tribune News Service

Jammu, February 13

The Army recovered the body of another soldier from the Sunjuwan military station while sanitising the camp late on Monday, taking the toll in Saturday’s terror attack to seven — six Army men and a civilian. This even as a combing operation was launched today in Domana area, on the outskirts of the city, after two suspected bike-borne terrorists were seen outside an Army camp.

The slain soldier whose body was recovered from the camp was identified as Havildar Rakesh Chandra of 6 Mahar. He belongs to Sankar village in Pauri tehsil of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

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In all, 10 persons sustained bullet injuries in the terror attack and were undergoing treatment at a military hospital, where the condition of two remained critical.

Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists had attacked the camp dressed in Army fatigues. The Army operation entailed a search of 26 blocks and evacuation from 189 flats.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today led the wreath-laying ceremony,  paying tributes to four of the six soldiers hailing from Kashmir.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggested that two bike-borne terrorists opened fire at a sentry post in the Domana area around 4.30 am. They fled the scene after Army jawans retaliated.

“A search operation has been launched, while the alert has been optimised,” said Jammu SSP Vivek Gupta. Asked whether the Army jawans established contact with the gunmen, he said they (police) were investigating the matter. 

Sources said two terrorists approached the entry point of the Army camp and opened fire. As the guards retaliated, they fled.


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