Army Havaldar Killed In Pak Firing Along LoC in Rajouri

Srinagar: An army Havaldar was killed in firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.

A police officer said that army intimated that the soldier, Havildar Sambur Gurung of 33 Rashtriya Rifles (58 Gorkha Rifles) was only duty when he suffered multiple injuries in cease fire violation by Pakistan at 0045 hours on July 9.

“The Pakistan fired two rounds of 60/82MM Mortar which landed near the bunker in which Gurang was present. The splinters entered through loop hole as a result of which he sustained multiple injuries on his face, arms and left leg,” the official said, adding, “he was shifted to medical facility but he succumbed to the injuries.” The soldier was a resident of Manbu area of district Gorkha, Nepal.

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