Nitish announces state funeral for slain soldiers from Bihar
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday criticised the killing of five soldiers, including four from Bihar, by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir and announced a state funeral for the martyrs.
Besides, the family of the slain soldiers, would get Rs 10 lakh compensation from the state government, sources in the Chief Minister`s Office said.
The deceased jawans, belonging to 21 Bihar Regiment, were deployed on the Sarla forward post along the LoC in Chakan-Da-Bagh sector of Poonch.
A group of 20 heavily armed men led by Pakistani troops entered 450 metres into the Indian territory in the Poonch sector in the wee hours today and ambushed a patrol killing the five Indian soldiers.
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