Soldier succumbs, death toll in border firing in J-K climbs to 11

Soldier succumbs, death toll in border firing in J-K climbs to 11
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Jammu: An Army soldier injured in cross border firing succumbed to injuries last night, taking the death toll in the border firing in Jammu and Kashmir to 11 since Thursday, police said.
Sepoy C K Roy, posted in a forward post in Mankote sector of Poonch district, was injured yesterday and succumbed to injuries at the military hospital last night, a police official said.
His death raised the number of persons killed in the cross border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in five districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri since Thursday to 11.
The dead included six civilians, three armymen and two BSF personnel.
While a BSF soldier and a teen aged girl were killed on Thursday, four persons, two civilians and one each BSF soldier and Army soldier were killed and over 40 others, including two BSF personnel, injured in firing on Friday.
Three civilians and an Army soldier were killed and 16 others injured in the ceasefire violations yesterday. PTI

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