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Bihar: Nitish announces state funeral for martyred soldiers

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday condemned the killing of five soldiers, including four from his state, by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir and announced a state funeral for the martyrs.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. AFP

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. AFP

The family of the martyrs would get Rs 10 lakh compensation from the state government, sources in the Chief Minister's Office said.

The jawans, belonging to 21 Bihar Regiment, were deployed on the Sarla forward post along the Line of Control 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 on Tuesday and ambushed a patrol killing five Indian soldiers.

PTI