Army pays homage to slain soldier

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Srinagar: Army Friday paid homage to one of its soldiers who lost his life during a gunfight with militants in Bhuten forests of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday night.
Army had cordoned off a major chunk of Bhuten forests after receiving inputs about the presence of militants there. During the brief exchange of fire, an army soldier was killed on Wednesday night. The body of the slain soldier was recovered on Thursday from the forest who was later identified as Sepoy Samod Kumar.
Army said that floral tributes were paid to the slain soldier while General Officer Commanding Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General Staish Dua saluted the valour and sacrifice of the slain soldier.
An Army official said that tributes were also paid on behalf of the Northern Army Commander.

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