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Army pays tributes to Lance Naik Malik

SRINAGAR

The Army Tuesday paid tributes to Lance Naik Mukhtar Ahmad Malik, who was killed by militants inside his house in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Malik was on leave at his native village in Kulgam district to perform the last rites of his son, who was killed in an accident a few days ago, when a group of militants barged into his house on Monday.

“In a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment, Corps Commander Lt Gen A K Bhatt and all ranks paid homage to the martyr Mukhtar Ahmad Malik on behalf of a proud nation. Representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyr,” an Army official said.

“Late Lance Naik Mukhtar Ahmad Malik bravely resisted the attack by the militants but was overpowered and killed by them,” the official said.

The 43-year-old Malik had joined the Army in 2004. He is survived by his wife and two children.

“The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he was laid to rest with full military honours,” the official added.

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