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Jammu and Kashmir: Indian Soldier injured in Pakistan firing along LoC

Defence sources said the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing on the LoC in Uri sector. The injured soldier was shifted to a hospital.

Reported by: IANS, Srinagar [ Published on: March 09, 2018 17:06 IST ]
Image Source : PTI Representational Pic

An Indian soldier was injured today in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Defence sources said the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing on the LoC in Uri sector. The injured soldier was shifted to a hospital.

"Our troops retaliated strongly and effectively," an official said. The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Earlier, Pakistani troops shelled mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing heavy retaliation from the Indian Army.

 
"The Pakistan army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0930 hours in Poonch sector along the LoC in Rajouri district," a defence spokesman said. 

It may be recalled that Pakistan troops shelled Sunderbani and Keri areas in Rajouri district, and Khour area in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on Wednesday.

Ceasefire violations along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir have left 21 people, including 12 security personnel, dead and more than 80 others, mostly civilians, injured this year. 

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