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Army soldier posted on LoC in Rajouri dies with gunshot wound

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Rajouri: An army soldier posted on the Line of Control in Nowshera sector died under mysterious conditions with a gunshot injury on Friday.

Official sources said that a 23-year-old army man was deployed on the Line of Control and received bullet injury on Friday morning.

“His body has been shifted to a local civil hospital for post-mortem examination and other medico-legal formalities,” said a source.

He added it wasn’t immediately ascertained how the soldier sustained the injury. “He could have been hit by a sniper from across the LoC or by an accidental fire from his service rifle,” said the source.

Meanwhile, a BSF man died of cardiac arrest while he was posted on duty at the LoC in Mankote area of Poonch district on Friday.

Reports said the constable R Ravindra of 72 battalion BSF suffered heart attack at Songali post in Mankote sector.

The 43-year-old was shifted to a nearby health facility where doctors declared him brought dead, they said.


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