Army man injured in cross border firing along LoC

Srinagar: An army soldier was critically injured in sniper fire from across the border as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

A senior police officer said that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” attacked the army’s 27 Madras Regiment near Kalal along the border in Nowshera sector.

In the incident, a Sepoy identified as Vanish C suffered critical bullet wounds. He was airlifted to Army’s command hospital in Udhampur for treatment where his condition is said to be critical, he said.

“Sepoy was hit by the sniper fire from across the border”.

The troops responded the fire triggering off the cross-border shelling in the area, he said.

When reports last came in, the intermittent exchange of firing was going on. (GNS)

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