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Army chief lays wreaths on soldiers killed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday paid tributes to the three soldiers killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

The solemn function took place at the Badami Bagh cantonment headquarters of the 15th Corps here.

Militants ambushed and killed on Thursday three soldiers in Shopian district.

A Defence Ministry statement said the army chief paid laid wreaths on the bodies of the soldiers and paid rich tributes to them.

Senior civilian, police and paramilitary officers also paid tributes to the soldiers.

Gen Rawat flew to Srinagar for the event. Those killed include Sepoy Ghulam Mohiuddin Rather, Sepoy Vikas Singh Gurjar and Sapper Sreejit M.J.

“The mortal remains of Sapper Sreejit will be flown to Coimbatore (in Tamil Nadu) and of Sepoy Gurjar to Rajasthan (on Friday),” an official said.

The body of Sepoy Rather will be taken to his home in Bijbehara town in Anantnag district in the Kashmir Valley, the official added.

IANS