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J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti pays tribute to soldiers killed in Uri attack

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti led senior army and police officials in paying tributes at the wreath-laying ceremony for the 17 soldiers killed in the militant attack on an Army base in Uri.

UriTerrorAttack Updated: Sep 19, 2016 11:49 IST
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Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti paid tribute to the 17 soldiers killed in the Uri attack on Sunday.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti paid tribute to the 17 soldiers killed in the Uri attack on Sunday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti led senior army and police officials in paying tributes at the wreath-laying ceremony for the 17 soldiers killed in the militant attack on an army base in Uri.

“Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti laid wreaths on the coffins of the martyred soldiers in a sombre ceremony held at headquarters of the Chinar Corps here at Badamibagh,” an army official said.

He said General officer Commanding of the Chinar Corps, Lt General Satish Dua, and director general of police K Rajendra Kumar were among senior security officials who laid wreaths to pay their respects.

The chief minister later visited the soldiers, injured in Sunday’s attack, at the 92 Base Hospital of the army, the official said.

Following directions of defence minister Manohar Parikkar, the army has made arrangements for transporting the mortal remains of all the martyrs directly to their respective hometowns.

While two of the 17 soldiers hail from Jammu and Kashmir, rest of them belong to Uttar Pradesh (4), Bihar (3), Maharashtra (3), West Bengal (2), Jharkhand (2) and Rajasthan (1).