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Jammu attack: Chief Minister lays wreaths on bodies of Army personnel

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti this morning laid floral wreaths on the bodies of Army personnel who were killed in Saturday’s militant attack on Sunjwan Army camp.

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Ministers, Abdul Haq Khan, Choudhary Zulfkar, MLA, Jammu West, Sat Sharma, senior Army and Police officers also laid wreaths on the bodies of Army personnel.

Later, the Chief Minister interacted with the family members of the slain Army personnel and consoled them. She conveyed her heartfelt condolences and prayed for peace to their loved ones.

Indian Armed forces had been engaged in a gun battle with militants who had taken cover inside an army camp in Jammu. The attackers had stormed a military station, killing five soldiers, and a civilian on Saturday.

At least 10 persons, including soldiers, women and children, were injured.

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The deceased were identified as Sub Madan Lal Choudhary, Sub Mohd Ashraf Nir, Hav Habibullah Qureshi, Naik Manzoor Ahmed, Lance Naik Mohd Iqbal and his father.

The militants managed to enter the Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) quarters inside the camp. Para commandos from the Army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command were airlifted to tackle the militants. The Air Force provided aerial surveillance.
Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat arrived here on Sunday to review the operation that lasted for nearly 30 hours.

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