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Armed forces personnel killed, another injured in cross LoC firing in Poonch, says army 

Poonch: An armed forces personnel was killed and another injured after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu division.

An official on Thursday morning said that Pakistan army violated ceasefire in which Indian armed forces personnel identified as Sepoy Karnail Singh and Rifleman Virender Singh, suffered injuries and were subsequently rushed to 150 GH Rajouri by helicopter.

However, he said, Karnail Singh succumbed to injuries on way to hospital and his body was brought back to battalion headquarters of 10 Jak Rifles.

The official added that Virender Singh has sustained injuries in the right eye and is undergoing treatment.

The “ceasefire violation” happened in Mankote sector and the Indian army gave a befitting reply to firing, the officer added.

(Syndicated feed from GNS)

 

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