Uri encounter toll reaches 6
Bodies Yet To Be Identified
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, May 11: Army Friday said that they have seen another body at the site of Thursday’s encounter in Uri, taking the death toll to six.
General Officer Commanding (GOC), 19 Infantry Division, Major General Bipin Rawat told Greater Kashmir that during the search operation, Army has seen another body. “The troopers during the searches have seen the body of sixth militant in rocks,” Rawat said. “That is very difficult to retrieve and efforts are being made to get the body.”
This is the second body that has not been retrieved in the Uri encounter yet.
The General said that the Army has not completed the search operations in the area. “The searches are going on in the area,” he said.
These militants, according to Army, were killed after they were spotted crossing the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri Sector near Chulan village.
Station House Officer police station Uri, Bashir Ahmad, told Greater Kashmir that the bodies of four militants were handed over to them by Army Friday afternoon. He said they would be buried in Zamoor village of Pattan Baramulla by the evening.
“Postmortem of the bodies was conducted by a team of doctors,” SHO said adding samples were also collected for their DNA test.
The police officer added that they have not been successful in identifying the militants or their affiliation with any group. “No identification was ascertained despite hectic efforts. We will keep the photographs of slain militants in police station and anybody can come and see them,” the SHO said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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