Army man injured in cross-LoC firing

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An army soldier sustained injury in a suspected sniper shot from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote area of Poonch district on Sunday.

A source said the incident took place early Sunday morning at a forward post on the LoC in Balakote area in Mendhar sub division of the district.

“The army man received gun shot in one of his upper limb and was removed from the spot to an army hospital where he is under treatment.” said the source, adding the soldier was out of danger.  An official said the gun shot attack was carried out with a sniper from across the LoC.