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Indian Army confirms death of soldier in Pak firing in Bhimber Gali

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 July 2017, 12:58 IST
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The Indian Army on 17 July confirmed the death of a soldier during ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu's Bhimber Gali Sector.The army confirmed the death of Naik Muddasar Ahmed.

In a statement issued from Army Headquarters, the army said, " Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 0730h today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.

In the fire exchange, Naik Muddasar Ahmed was grievously injured when mortar shells landed on his bunker. He was evacuated to the MI room where he succumbed to his injuries."

The statement further said that, "Naik Muddasar Ahmed, 37 years, belonged to Village Duchoo, Tehsil Tral, District Pulwama, J&K and is survived by his wife Mrs Shaheena Muddasar and two children.

It described Naik Muddasar Ahmed as a brave and sincere soldier.

"He loved his job to the core. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the army said in its statement.

-ANI

First published: 17 July 2017, 12:58 IST
 
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