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Two armed forces personnel killed, 4 injured in ‘Pak firing’ along LoC in Kupwara, says army

Srinagar: Two armed forces personnel were killed and four others injured in firing by “Pakistani army” along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kupwara in north Kashmir, Indian army said on Thursday afternoon.

“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Naugam Sector, Kupwara today morning by firing mortars and other weapons. Two soldiers (were killed) and four soldiers were injured who are being evacuated,” Col Rajesh Kalia, defence ministry spokesman based in Srinagar said in a statement.

“Befitting response is being given,” the spokesman added.

Earlier, two armed forces personnel identified as Sepoy Karnail Singh and Rifleman Virender Singh, suffered injuries in “Pakistan firing” in Poonch and were subsequently rushed to 150 GH Rajouri by helicopter.

However, Karnail Singh succumbed to injuries on way to the 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.

 

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