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Jammu Kashmir1 Jawan martyred, 2 injured as vehicle explodes in Shopian

1 Jawan martyred, 2 injured as vehicle explodes in Shopian


In an unfortunate incident, one Army Jawan was martyred and two got injured in an explosion that took place on Friday, June 3, in and 's Shopian district when the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Patitohalan area. While moving towards the target area, the explosion took place in a civil-hired vehicle injuring three jawans.

Out of three soldiers, Naik Praveen was grievously injured in the explosion and was transferred to the Command Hospital in Udhampur where he later succumbed to his injuries. The treatment of the remaining two soldiers are still underway. 

Praveen who lost his life belonged to the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and is survived by his wife and six-year-old son. After a wreath-laying ceremony at Udhampur by the security forces, the mortal remains of the soldier were taken to his native village. 

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande and all ranks of the Indian Army paid their last respects to the fallen soldier and offered their deepest condolences to the grieving family. 

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.


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