Army man killed in cross-LoC sniper fire

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Srinagar

An army soldier was killed in a sniper attack from across the border along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu on Sunday evening.

A police officer told news agency GNS that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” attacked the army’s 24 Maratha Regiment near Raja Post along the border in Nowshera sector.

In the incident, one soldier namely Naik Gosavi Keshav Somgir suffered critical bullet wounds. He was taken to a nearby army hospital where he succumbed later.

Additional SP, Nowshera Popsy Malik also confirmed the incident and said the soldier was hit by the sniper fire from across the border.

Meanwhile, the cross-border shelling raged in the area soon after the soldiers retaliated the attack by Pakistan, the officials said.

In a similar such incident, another army soldier was killed in cross-LoC sniper fire yesterday. (GNS)

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