Army Soldier Killed In Pakistani Firing On Kashmir LOC


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

Jammu- An Army soldier was killed on Monday in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu region, officials said.

“At about 0530 hours Pakistani army initiated ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector of district Rajouri, which was retaliated by Indian army” the officials said.

They said a soldier, guarding a forward post, was critically injured during the firing and succumbed to his injuries later.

He is the fourth Army soldier to be killed in cross-border firing along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch this month. Two soldiers were killed in cross-border firing in Rajouri district on June 4 and 10, while another soldier fell to cross-border firing in Poonch on June 14.

The cross-border firing was also reported along the LoC in Poonch district’s Krishna Ghati sector and along the IB in Kathua district, the officials said.

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