Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu, July 22 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed on Monday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

According to defence sources, the soldier was injured as Pakistani troops targeted Indian defence and civilian facilities in Sunderbani area of Rajouri with small arms and mortar fire.

"The soldier was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," a defence source said.

Defence Ministry spokesman, Lt Col Devender Anand said that earlier Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in Sundarbani area since early Monday, following which Indian troops retaliated befittingly.



Source : ians

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