Jammu, Feb 13: With the recovery of another soldier’s body during searches inside the Sunjuwan army camp, the death toll in the attack in Jammu has risen to ten, army said.
The body of the sixth soldier was recovered on Monday evening during the searches, the army said on Tuesday.
The soldier, whose body was recovered, was identified as Havaldar Rakesh Chandra of 6 MAHAR, a native of village Sankar, Sankar Sain, tehsil Pauri District Paurigarhwal, Uttarakhand.
With this, the death toll in the attack on the army camp that started on Saturday has risen to ten, including six soldiers, three militants and a civilian.
Ten others, including six women and children were injured.
A group of heavily armed Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants entered the Sunjuwan army camp on February 10 after hurling grenades and using automatic gunfire.
Three attackers, who managed to enter the Junior Commissioned Officer’s residential quarters, were killed in the operation by the forces.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday visited the Army Camp in Jammu and took stock of the prevailing security situation.
The attack was sponsored by Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Azhar Masood and Pakistan will have to pay for the misadventure, she said.