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Soldier killed in cross-LoC firing in Rajouri

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Jammu: An Army soldier was killed on Wednesday in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, a defence spokesperson said.

He identified the deceased soldier as Sepoy Laxman, a resident of Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

Laxman is the fourth soldier killed this year in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC.

“The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the LoC in Sundarbani sector of Rajouri. Our troops responded strongly to the enemy fire,” the spokesperson said. He said Laxman was critically injured in the firing and later succumbed to his injuries.

The spokesperson called slain Sepoy Laxman a “brave, highly motivated and a sincere soldier”.

“The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” he said.

Earlier, three Army personnel were killed in Pakistani firing along the LoC in January this year.

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