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Soldier killed in landslide in Baramulla

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Srinagar, Mar 29: An Army soldier was killed in a landslide when he was patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, Army officials said Friday.

Naik Parvez Ahmad of 5 Grenadiers was leading an operational patrolling team in Turna area of Boniyar near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri when a landslide struck on Thursday, the officials said.

They said the soldier fell into a deep stream flowing along the route and sustained grievous injuries. Parvej was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital here for medical treatment where he died later.

The Army Friday paid tribute to Naik Parvej, with Corps Commander KJS Dhillon leading all ranks in paying homage to him.

The 29-year-old hailed from Shekhawas village of Rajasthan and he had joined the Army in 2009. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, he said.

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