Army pays tributes to two soldiers
Srinagar, Nov 3: Police have identified a militant who was killed in Samboora area of Pulwama district during an encounter as Badar, a non-local, from Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit.
A police official said that Badar of Jaish-e-Muhammad hails from Pakistan and his body was recovered from debris last night at Samboora. Sources said that two other militants while taking advantage of darkness and stone-pelting managed to flee encounter site. The encounter at Samboora also left two soldiers of army dead.
In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Corps Commander, Chinar Corps and all ranks paid homage to the soldiers on behalf of a “proud nation”, a defence spokesperson said in a statement issued to GNS. “In a show of solidarity, officials and representatives from the State Government and other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyrs,” he said.
Late Sep Suraj Singh Topal and Late Sigmn Kushwah Pradip Singh Brijkishor Singh sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation at Samboora and they were provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 BH but succumbed to the injuries, said the defence spokesperson.
In the meanwhile, shutdown was observed Friday in Samboora, Pulwama and Pampore areas against the killing of the JeM militant. (GNS)