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Jawan injured in militant attack succumbs to injuries

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

An jawan, injured in a militant attack on an patrol near the Line of Control in Sector of Jammu and yesterday, has succumbed to injuries, the said today.

Sepoy (26) and another jawan sustained during a standoff attack by militants along the LoC in while they were patrolling forward areas ahead of the fence.

While the injured were provided immediate first aid, Singh was later evacuated to Army's 92 here, where he succumbed to late last night, an Army said.

A Srinagar-based defence said the Army paid befitting tribute to Singh in a solemn ceremony at here.

Commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, along with Lt Gen AK Bhatt and all ranks paid homage to the jawan on behalf of a proud nation, the said.

He said representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to Singh.

Singh had joined the Army in 2012 and belonged to village Hakamsingwala of Bhagta Bhaika Tehsil in Bathinda district of He is survived by his parents and two brothers.

His mortal remains would be flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours, the said, adding in this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the jawan and remains committed to their dignity and well being.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 11:40 IST