J&K

Soldier killed, another injured along LoC in Poonch: Army

The army said on Thursday that in the “ceasefire violation” by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu killed its trooper and injured another last night.

An army officer told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) on Thursday that the troopers, Sepoy Karnail Singh and Rifleman Virender Singh, suffered injuries and were referred to 150 GH Rajouri by helicopter. However, he said, Mr. Karnail died before being admitted and his body was brought back to battalion headquarters of 10 Jak Rifles.

Virender Singh, he said, has sustained injuries in the right eye.

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

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