Soldier succumbs; border firing toll mounts to 13

A source said that the army man had suffered bullet injuries in Mendhar area of the district. “He was being treated at a hospital in Rajouri. However, he succumbed today,” said the source.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 24 2018 11:29AM | Updated Date: Jan 24 2018 1:27PM
Soldier succumbs; border firing toll mounts to 13Soldier succumbs; border firing toll mounts to 13

An army soldier wounded in cross-LoC firing in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir died on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 13 in border skirmishes between the armies of India and Pakistan since Thursday.

A source said that the army man had suffered bullet injuries in Mendhar area of the district. “He was being treated at a hospital in Rajouri. However, he succumbed today,” said the source.

Calm prevailed along the LoC and the International border on Tuesday with no skirmishes reported between the armies of two countries following five days of shelling and exchange of gunfire.

Earlier, seven civilians and five forces' personnel were killed in the firing exchange.

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