Poonch: An army soldier was killed and another critically injured in yet another Pakistan sniper attack along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch on Monday.
A senior police officer told GNS that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” attacked the army’s 4 MLI Regiment at Sakri Post near Sonawali Gali along the LoC in sub-division Mendhar in Poonch.
In the incident, two soldiers suffered critical bullet wounds and were taken to nearby army hospital where Lance naik Antony Sebastian succumbed to wounds.
The other injured identified as Havaldar Mary Muthu was airlifted to army’s command hospital in Udhampur. “Both the soldiers belong to 70 Field Regiment and were attached with 4 MLI,” the officer said.
An army officer also confirmed the death of the soldier and injuries to the other.
The attack came amid intelligence inputs about possibility of more sniper and other attacks on forces deployed along LoC.
Meanwhile, the forces from both the sides resorted to shelling in the area soon after attack, officials said.
A number of sniper attacks took place along LoC in last week. In Rajouri district, neighbouring Poonch, one soldier was killed on Sunday.