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Four more bodies, terror toll 6

Four more bodies, terror toll 6
JCO Madan Lal Choudhary’s inconsolable wife Charnjeet Kour and other family members in Kathua on Sunday. She too received splinter injuries during the terror attack. Inderjeet Singh

Arteev Sharma

Tribune News Service


The operation to flush out Jaish terrorists from the Sunjuwan military base here stretched into the second day on Sunday, with the number of casualties rising to six as Army commandos recovered the bodies of another Junior Commissioned Officer, two soldiers and a civilian during sanitisation of residential quarters. All four were killed by the terrorists in the initial stage yesterday, the Army said. Editorial: Army camp attacked
The six deceased were identified as Subedar Madan Lal Choudhary from Kathua, Subedar Mohd Ashraf Mir from Kupwara, Havildar Hahibullah Qurashi from Kupwara, Naik Manzoor Ahmed from Qazigund, Lance Naik Mohd Iqbal from Pulwama and his father. (Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd)The Army said three heavily-armed terrorists, who managed to enter the military base in the wee hours of Saturday, had been killed. The state government had initially said four to five terrorists had stormed the camp. Unconfirmed reports suggested that two more terrorists had been eliminated. While a team of the National Investigation Agency also reached the Army camp, sources said Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Western Army Command chief Lt  Gen Surinder Singh took an aerial survey of the operation.Meanwhile, a soldier, Gunner Kishore Kumar Munna of Chautham in Bihar, who was injured in ceasefire violation in Poonch on February 4, succumbed to his injuries today.