Army man killed in LoC firing

An Army soldier was killed in cross border firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.
Army man killed in LoC firing
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An Army soldier was killed in cross border firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.

 "Identified as Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer (35), he hailed from district Poonch," said Lt Col Manish Mehta, Jammu based defence spokesman. He added that Naseer was injured after shelling by the Pakistani troops on forward posts.

"In the fire exchange, Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries," he said.

He further said that Pakistan this afternoon target several forward posts along the LoC in Balakote, Panjgrian, Naika and Manjakote.

"A ceasefire violation by Pakistan started at 1.30 pm. They used small arms, automatics and mortars. Indian positions have effectively and strongly retaliated," he said.

Naseer, who belonged to Ajout village of Poonch district, leaves behind wife Wasim Akhtar, he said.

KHALID GUL ADDS FROM ANANTNAG:

A paramilitary CRPF official was injured in a grenade blast in Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.

A police official said that at around 4:30 pm militants lobbed a grenade at a joint party of police and CRPF near grid station outside 18th battalion CRPF camp in the town.

"One CRPF personal identified as Rajinder Singh – an assistant sub inspector of 18th battalion – was injured in the attack," he said.

The ASI according to the police official received splinter injuries in left leg and was being treated at district hospital Kulgam.

Soon after the attack, police, CRPF and army cordoned off the area and launched searches to nab the militants.

Locals said that CRPF men got hold of a youth outside the camp and took him inside. "He was ruthlessly thrashed," they stated.

Police later arrested several drivers of TATA magic passenger vehicles as there were reports that those who carried out the attack had come in the same type of vehicle.

"The TATA magic vehicles are being stopped and drivers arrested," locals said.

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