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 Couple injured in cross-LoC firing in Rajouri

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Jammu, Apr 06: A couple was injured Saturday in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, officials said.

Sanjeev Kumar, 32, and his wife Rita Kumari, 28, were hit by bullets inside their house during “unprovoked firing” by Pakistan in the Kalal area of Nowshera sector around 2.30 am, they said.

The officials said both the injured were immediately evacuated to a hospital and their condition was stated to be stable.

Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged small arms firing which lasted for a brief period, they said.

The officials said there was no report of ceasefire violation from any other sector along the LoC in Rajouri and the nearby Poonch district.

Ten persons, including four security personnel, have been killed and nearly 45 others, mostly civilians, injured cross-border firing and shelling between the two sides in the twin districts since February 26.

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