Army JCO killed, civilian injured in LoC firing

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A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of army was killed while a civilian sustained injuries in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control in Poonch district on Thursday.

Officials said that a ceasefire violation from the Pakistan side started at around 1:30 pm and was going on when last reports came in.

Officials said the killed soldier was deployed on the LoC in Qasba Kirni area.

The injured civilian was identified as Mohammad Rashid son of Najab Din resident of Kirni Poonch.

“He has been shifted to civil hospital Poonch and is under treatment,” officials said.