Last rites of soldier killed in Kashmir performed

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Mathura, Aug 1: The body of a soldier who was killed while thwarting an inflitration bid in Kashmir brought to his native village of Jhandipur on Sunday where his last rites were performed.

28-year-old Bablu Singh was one of two soldiers killed in the army operation in Naugam sector of Kashmir's Kupwara district that also left two militants dead.

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Bulandshar native Vishal Choudhary was the other soldier who died in the gunbattle. Additional District Magistrate Ajay Kumar Awasthi said Singh's body will be brought here today.

His remains will be taken in an army vehicle to his village where the last rites will be performed, Brigadier Sandeep Sharma said. Singh had joined the army's Jat regiment in 2005. He has two children-- a six year old boy and a 3-year-old girl.


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