Soldier injured in cross border firing succumbs

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Jammu: An army soldier, who was injured in cross-border shelling died at a military hospital in Udhamur district of Jammu and Kashmir Monday, taking the toll in the cross border firing this year to 20, an official said.
Gunner Kishore Kumar Munna had suffered splinter injuries in Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district on February 4 and was taken to the command military hospital at Udhampur for specialised treatment, an army officer said.
After battling for life for a week at the hospital, the soldier, who was from Barmaha village of Chautham in Bihar, breathed his last today, he said.
Munna is survived by his mother Tolu Devi, the officer said adding, he was a brave and sincere soldier.
With his death, the toll in the cross border shelling along the LoC and International Border (IB) has gone up to 20, which include nine civilians. Over 75 people were also injured in such incidents.