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Army personnel killed in cross LoC firing in Rajouri

File Photo of Cross LoC Shelling.

An army personnel was killed on Friday in a cross Line of Control (LoC) firing in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, officials said.

A police officer said that an army personnel identified as Havildar Sambur Gurung of 33 Rashtriya Rifles (58 Gorkha Rifles), was on duty when he suffered multiple injuries in a firing from Pakistan’s side on July 9 at 12:45 am.

Gurung was a resident of Manbu area of district Gorkha, Nepal.

“Pakistan fired two rounds of 60/82MM Mortar which landed near the bunker in which Gurang was present. The splinters entered through loop hole as a result of which he sustained multiple injuries on his face, arms and left leg,” the official said. “He was shifted to medical facility but succumbed to his injuries later.”

An elderly woman who received injuries on July 8, in a cross firing in Poonch, succumbed to her injuries this morning.

The woman identified as Hakam Bi, wife of Mohammad Sahrif of Lanjoite, succumbed to the wounds at GMC Jammu where she was admitted for specialized treatment.

Police has confirmed the death.

With her death, two women have died in the incident which took place on July 8.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

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