Two soldiers killed in cross-LoC firing in J&K's Rajouri: Army

File Photo

Two army soldiers were killed in cross-border firing in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, army said on Friday.

“Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani Sector of District Rajouri on 27 November,” said the Jammu-based defense spokesman, Lt Col Devender Anand.

“Own troops responded immediately to the enemy fire. In the ensuing fire, two Jawans of the Indian Army Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh got critically injured and later succumbed to their injuries.”

He said Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh were brave, highly motivated and sincere soldiers.

The incident comes a day after a JCO was killed and a civilian was injured along the LoC in Poonch district.