Army man killed in cross LoC fire in Rajouri

Srinagar: An Army man was killed on Monday as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts with mortar shells and small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials have said.

This was the second ceasefire violation along the LoC in Jammu region in the last three days.

“A soldier, manning a forward post, was critically injured in the Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector and was immediately rushed to the military hospital where he succumbed to injuries, the officials said.

Earlier, a defence spokesman said the Pakistani troops targeted the sector in the early hours, prompting retaliation by the Indian Army.

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