Army Soldier Injured In Cross-LoC Firing In Poonch

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Indian forces personnel patrolling near the line of control – File Pic

Poonch- An army soldier was injured in cross-border firing in Poonch district of Jammu  region, Official said on Saturday.

A soldier namely Sepoy Rajesh Reddy of 12 Madras sustained splinter injury in the shelling near LoC in Kerni and Mendhar sectors last night, reported news agency GNS.

Reddy was immediately shifted to a hospital in Rajouri for treatment, they said.

“On 11 Apr 2020 at about 0950 hours, Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & intense shelling with Mortars along LoC in Kirni sector, District Poonch (J&K),”  said a defense spokesman adding that Indian Army is retaliating befittingly.

Meanwhile, two residential houses got damaged after fresh shelling erupted near LoC in Mendhar and Balakote sectors of the border district.

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