Shopian Attack: Kashmiri army man among 3 slain soldiers identified

Srinagar: All the three army men, including a resident of south Kashmir, killed in an ambush by militants in Shopian have been identified,said Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

He said the slain soldiers, include Lance Naik Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din, a resident of Punchpora in Bijbehara in south Kashmir district of Anantnag. Mohi-ud-Din is survived by his wife and son.

Another soldier killed in the ambush has been identified as Sapper Sreejith M J, who is a resident of Palakkad in Kerala, he said, adding the martyr is survived by his mother.

Sepoy Vikas Singh Gujar, a resident of Karouli in Rajasthan, was the third soldier killed in the ambush, Col Kalia said, adding he is survived by his wife.

Pertinently one Women Taja Wife of Ghulam Mohammed Mir of Mulu Chitargam in Shopian was also killed after being  hit by a stray bullet inside her house during the cross fire .

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