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Army dog Axel attains martyrdom during a counter-terrorism operation in Baramulla

Dais Newsfeed | 31/07/2022 04:02 PM | Click to read full article

Minutes before the Indian Army succeeded in neutralising a lone militant in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla on Saturday, it suffered a loss of its own: a two-year-old assault dog by the name of Axel, who was hit around the head by three bullets and was killed instantly after being sent to sniff out the militant’s location.

Axel, the light brown Belgian Malinois, was a casualty in the encounter that lasted for five hours.