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Army pays tributes to its slain men

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Srinagar, Jun 15 : Army today paid floral tributes to its slain men  including rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and later killed by militants in Pulwama district and rifleman Manvendra Singh who lost his life during an operation in Panar forests in Bandipora district.

Army today paid tributes to two of its comrades, who were killed yesterday, an Army official said.

In a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment here, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyrs on behalf of the nation, the official added.

Representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the jawans, the official said.

“Aurangzeb was kidnapped and killed by the militants in Gasu village of Pulwama enroute his home on leave to celebrate Eid with his family,” the official said.

Hailing from village Salani in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, 24-year-old Aurangzeb joined the Army in 2012. He is survived by his wife, parents and three brothers, the official said.

Singh (30) had joined the Army in 2008 and hailed from village Kabiltha in Rudraprayag, Uttrakhand. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.

The official said the mortal remains of the martyrs were flown for the last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours.


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