Soldier killed, another injured in Poonch

India-Pakistan armies trade fire in Rajouri

JAVED IQBAL
Mendhar, Publish Date: Nov 13 2018 12:55AM | Updated Date: Nov 13 2018 12:55AM
Soldier killed, another injured in PoonchFile Photo

An army soldier was killed and another injured in a fresh sniper attack from across the line of control at Balnoi area of Mendhar in Poonch district.

The incident took place during late evening hours today.

As per sources, both the army soldiers were deployed on a forward location of LoC when Pakistani army side resorted to sniper fires in which the duo got injured and were evacuated from the spot.

“One of the army soldiers, Lans Naik Antosny succumbed later on to his injuries,” sources informed.

Other injured army soldier of the rank of havaldar was hospitalised and is stated to be responding to the treatment.

This sniper shot incident is the sixth in last seven days which have already led to killing of an army soldier in Kalal Nowshera, an army porter in Phargwal Akhnoor, and an army soldier in Sunderbani besides injury to a BSF personnel in Tarkundi Rajouri, an army man in Kalal Nowshera.

Two BSF personnel were injured in ceasefire violation on LoC in Sunderbani Malla two days ago.

Reports said that later in the evening India and Pakistan armies exchanged heavy gun fire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri. Intense firing was going on when this report was filed.

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