Army soldier killed in cross LoC firing in Rajouri

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Jammu: An Army soldier was Saturday killed as Indian and Pakistani troopers exchanged firing along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The latest instance of cross LoC firing comes after four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an assistant commandant-rank officer, were killed in cross border firing along the International Border in Samba district on June 13.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars on routine Indian Army patrol, 700 metres inside Indian territory in Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) this morning,” a senior Army officer told PTI.

In the exchange of fire, Rifleman Bikas Gurung was grievously injured and succumbed to injuries. The 21-year-old soldier belonged to Khunka Khuki village of Manipur, and is survived by his mother.

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