Army personnel killed in cross-LoC firing in Rajouri

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An army personnel was killed in mortar firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, officials told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), on Friday.

An unnamed police officer told GNS that the army intimated that the personnel, Havildar Sambur Gurung of 33 Rashtriya Rifles (58 Gorkha Rifles) was only duty when he suffered multiple injuries in ceasefire violation by Pakistan at 00:45 hours on 9 July.

“Pakistan fired two rounds of 60/82MM Mortar which landed near the bunker in which Gurang was present. The splinters entered through loophole as a result of which he sustained multiple injuries on his face, arms, and left leg,” the official said, adding, “he was shifted to medical facility but he succumbed to the injuries.”

The soldier was a resident of Manbu area of district Gorkha, Nepal. (GNS)

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