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Army soldier injured in Pak firing

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Jammu, Nov 21: An Army soldier was injured Wednesday after Pakistani troops resorted to firing on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district, officials said.

On Tuesday, two soldiers were injured in Poonch and Rajouri sectors in shelling and small arms fire from across the border, prompting authorities to shut down schools in some places.

“Pakistan troops resorted to firing on forward areas in Pallanwala sub-sector Wednesday in which one Army man suffered injuries,” they said.

He was undergoing treatment at a hospital, officials added.

The first seven months of this year saw 52 deaths and 232 people sustaining injuries in 1,435 “ceasefire violations” in the state, according to an RTI reply by the Union Home Ministry.

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