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Two soldiers injured in Line of Control crossfire

Firing reported from the Pakistani side in Rajouri
Indian soldiers in Kashmir.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 06.07.19, 09:48 AM

Two soldiers were injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.

The soldiers, who were manning a forward post in the Romali Dhara area of Nowshera sector, were injured in the firing from across the border on Friday night.

A defence spokesperson said Pakistani troops fired without provocation using small arms, followed by mortar shelling around 9 pm on Friday.

The Army retaliated in a befitting manner to silence the Pakistani guns, he added.

The cross-border firing and shelling continued till 10.30 pm, the officials said, adding that casualties, if suffered by the Pakistani troops in the retaliatory action, were not known.

The injured soldiers were under treatment at a military hospital, they said.


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