Axel, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois member of the military’s elite assault dog corps, was shot dead by terrorists in the Baramulla district of Kashmir on Sunday.
According to army sources, another attack dog Bajaj entered first to disinfect buildings in Wanigam Bala village of Baramulla.
Axel was deployed after the first room in the building was sanitized. Sources say the dog entered the same room first and cleaned up. As soon as I entered the second room, I was shot by a terrorist who was hiding there.
A shootout between the army and terrorists took place, and when the operation was over, Axel’s body was recovered. The accelerator handler was also superficially injured, sources said.
His accelerator is believed to have clung to a terrorist despite being shot by a gun. According to the autopsy report, the dog’s autopsy report showed more than 10 wounds and a fractured femur, in addition to bullet wounds at the doorway.
Army sources say the invasion of space is so dangerous that Axel’s courage saved the lives of the soldiers involved in the operation.
The dog soldier, just two years old last month, belonged to the 26th Army Dog Corps and deployed the 29th Rashtriya rifle. A wreath-laying ceremony was held on Sunday at the 10-sector Rasht Riya Rifle at headquarters, attended by Maj. Gen. SS Slaria, Commander of the Counterinsurgency Kilo (GoC), and representatives of the Jammu and Kashmir police.
26 The Army Dog Unit (ADU) and Accelerator Handler also paid the final respect to the fallen dog. The brave dog funeral will take place at 26 ADU facilities.