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Soldier goes missing in J&K, army suspects abduction by terrorists Soldier Missing

Soldier goes missing in J&K, army suspects abduction by terrorists

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Aug 2020, 08:33 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: The Indian Army on Monday said a soldier, who had gone to Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Eid, has been missing since Sunday evening.

Rifleman Shakir Manzoor of 162 Battalion (TA) had gone to Shopian on a leave to celebrate Eid.

His car was found in a burnt state near Kulgam and the army suspects that Mazoor has been abducted by the terrorists.

"Rifleman Shakir Manzoor of 162 Battalion (TA), is missing since 1700hrs yesterday. His abandoned burnt car has been found near #Kulgam. It is suspected that the soldier has been abducted by terrorists. Search op in progress," The Indian Army said in a tweet.

The army has launched a search operation in Shopian, Anantnag and Kulgam to find the missing rifleman.

According to reports, drones and sniffer dogs are also being used.

Manzoor's family has issued an appeal that he should not be harmed and returned safely.