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1996 A.D., The Line of Control, Srinagar, India

The Line of Control, Srinagar, IndiaThis excerpt was taken from a post action report by Lieutenant Tagore of the Border Security Force:

The subject approached at a slow stagger, as if ill or intoxicated. [Through binoculars] I could observe that he wore the full uniform of the Pakistan Rangers, odd since none were reported to be operating in this zone. At three hundred meters we ordered the subject to halt and identify himself. He would not completely. A second warning was given. Still no reply. He seemed to be moaning incoherently. At the sound of our calls his pace increased slightly. At two hundred meters he tripped the first mine, an American “Bouncing Betty.” We observed the subject recieving shrapnel wounds to his upper and lower torso. He stumbled, fell on his face, then regained his footing and continued forward…. I deduced he wore some type of body armour…. This action occurred again at one hundred and fifty meters. This time the shrapnel tore the subject’s jaw from his face…. At this range i could observe that the wound did not bleed…. The wind shifted in our direction…. We detected a putrid odor from the subject similar to decomposing meat. At one hundred meters i ordered Private Tilak [platoon sniper] to dispatch the subject. Tilak placed a direct through the subject’s forehead. The subject dropped immediately. He did not rise, nor make any further movement.

Subsequent reports document the recovery and initial autopsy of the body at the military hospital in Srinagar. Shortly thereafter the body was removed by the National Security Guard. No subsequent information has been released regarding their findings.

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