Captain Yadav, killed in Kupwara attack, to be cremated tomorrow

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Captain Yadav, killed in Kupwara attack, to be cremated tomorrow

Kanpur, Apr 28 (PTI) The body of Captain Ayush Yadav, who was killed in a terrorist attack at an army camp in Kupwara district of Kashmir, arrived at Chakeri Airport here today and has been kept at the mortuary of the Army Hospital here.

Captain Yadav will be cremated at 10 AM tomorrow with state honours, ADM K P Singh said.

The body arrived at Chakeri Airport at 4.40 PM today and has been kept at the mortuary of the Army Hospital, the officer said.

A resident of Defence Colony here, Captain Yadav had joined the service some three years ago.

Three heavily-armed terrorists had stormed an army camp in Kupwara district of Kashmir yesterday, killing a Captain and two other soldiers before two of the assailants were gunned down in a fierce 35-minute encounter.

Earlier in the day, the army paid floral tributes to three of its personnel, including Captain Ayush Yadav, at the headquarters of the 15 Corps in Srinagar.

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