Jammu & Kashmir

2 armed forces personnel killed in cross LoC firing in Rajouri, says army

Rajouri: Two armed forces personnel were killed after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Suderbani area of Rajouri, officials said on Friday.

“Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani Sector of District Rajouri on 27 November,” Lt Col Devender Anand, army’s Jammu based spokesman said.

“Own troops responded immediately to the enemy fire. In the ensuing fire, two Jawans of the Indian Army Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh got critically injured and later succumbed to their injuries,” he said.

He said Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh were “brave, highly motivated and sincere”. The incident comes a day after a JCO was killed and a civilian was injured on LoC in Poonch district.

 

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