Army man killed in cross-LoC shelling in Kupwara’s Machil sector

Srinagar: An army soldier was killed in cross-border firing in Machil sector of frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Saturday.

Official sources said that Pakistani forces attacked the army’s posts in Machil sectors today morning. A police officer while confirming it said that the Pakistani army opened unprovoked fire upon the Indian Army posts in Machil.

In the incident, a soldier suffered critical injuries along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector, he said.

The soldier was taken to nearby army’s health facility where he succumbed later, the officer said.

He identified the slain soldier as Lance Naik Rajender Singh of 57 RR. The officer said that the soldiers manning the fence also responded strongly. (GNS)

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