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Army soldier shoots himself dead in Kupwara

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Srinagar: An Army soldier fatally shot himself with his service rifle in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.

Lokinder Singh of the Army’s 6 Rashtriya Rifles allegedly shot himself with his service rifle at a camp in Keran sector near the Line of Control around 10.30 pm on Wednesday, the officials said.

Singh was rushed to the nearest military health facility where he was declared dead on arrival.

It was not immediately clear as to why the soldier took such an extreme step.

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