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Soldier injured in Shopian blast succumbs, LG pays tributes

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Srinagar: A soldier died at an Army hospital in Udhampur on Friday, a day after he was severely injured in an explosion inside a private hired vehicle in Shopian district.

Three soldiers were injured in the blast on Thursday.

“Naik Praveen, who was grievously injured in the blast at Sedow in Shopian, was transferred to Command Hospital, Udhampur, where he succumbed to injuries,” a defence spokesperson said.

Praveen was from the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and is survived by his wife and a six-year-old son.

“The mortal remains of the soldier were taken to his native village after a wreath laying ceremony at Udhampur today (Friday),” he added.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha paid tributes to  Naik Praveen Singh, an Army Jawan who attained martyrdom in the line of duty in Shopian.

“I salute the courage and sacrifice of our braveheart Army jawan, Naik Praveen Singh who laid down his life in the line of duty in Shopian. His service to the nation and supreme sacrifice will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to the martyr’s family in this hour of grief”, said the Lt Governor.

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