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Soldier killed, 4 injured in cross-LoC firing in Rajouri

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Jammu, Mar 18: A soldier was killed and four others were injured in fresh bout of cross-LoC hostilities between the troops of India and Pakistan in Rajouri Monday, officials said.

“The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked firing about 05:30 hours targeting the LoC area in the Sunderbani sector with mortar bombs and small arms,” a defence spokesman said.

He said the Indian Army retaliated effectively.

“In the incident, rifleman Karamjeet Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to injuries,” the spokesman said, adding four other soldiers were injured and condition of two of them was critical.

The 24-year-old deceased rifleman belonged to Janer village, under Dharam Kot Tehsil in Moga district of Punjab and he is survived by his parents, he said.

As per officials, the causality was caused in the Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Keri Battal forward area in the Sunderbani sector.

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