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Army jawan on holiday kidnapped by militants from his home in Kashmir

An army jawan of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) has been kidnapped from his home in Qazipora Chadoora in Kashmir’s Budgam district.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2019 01:36 IST
Mir Ehsan
Mir Ehsan
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
The kidnapped jawan has been identified as Mohammad Yasin. The incident took place late in the evening today.
The kidnapped jawan has been identified as Mohammad Yasin. The incident took place late in the evening today.(AP/Representative Image)
         

A soldier of the army’s Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) was kidnapped from his home in Qazipora Chadoora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district by unknown gunmen.

The kidnapped soldier has been identified as Mohammad Yasin Bhat. The incident took place late on Friday evening.

Police and army launched a manhunt to trace the soldier.

Officials said that Bhat was at his home at Qazipora when some unidentified gunmen abducted him from his house. Soon after police came to know about abduction of the soldier, a joint police and army team was send to village and search operation was launched in the area.

Officials said that Bhat was on leave from Febuary 26 till March 30.

In June, an army soldier Aurangzeb of 44 Rashtriya Rifles posted in south Kashmir’s Shopian district was abducted by militants and his bullet-riddled body was found 10 kilometers away from the place of kidnapping.

Aurangzeb, a resident of Poonch in Jammu was on way to his home to celebarate Eid when militants abducted him.

First Published: Mar 08, 2019 22:57 IST

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