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Soldier dies during anti-militant operation in J&K’s Ganderbal

Google Maps image locates Ganderbal in central Kashmir.

Google Maps image locates Ganderbal in central Kashmir.  

An soldier died after falling into a river during an anti-militant operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, an official said on September 7.

Daffadar Aslam Khan slipped and fell into the river during a search and cordon operation in Wusan area of the central Kashmir district on September 6, an Army official said.

A rescue operation was launched immediately, but the soldier could not be saved. His body was later fished out from the river, the official said.

A wreath-laying ceremony was held in the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps headquarters on September 7 to pay tribute to the soldier.

Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon and others paid homage to the soldier in a solemn ceremony at the Badami Bagh cantonment, the official added.

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