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Soldier killed in Pakistan firing in J&K

IANS  |  Jammu 

An soldier was killed on Friday in firing by the Army on the in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector.

The firing took place on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta, in Jammu, said: "The Army initiated unprovoked firing on posts in Naushera sector around 5.15 a.m. on Friday. The retaliated strongly and effectively."

"In the firing exchange Naik Bakhtawar Singh was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated to the military hospital."

Singh, 34, belonged to Hajipur village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district.

"He is survived by his wife and three children aged 11 years, 9 years and a 10-month-old baby."

"The wreath-laying ceremony to honour the martyr will be held in Rajouri on Saturday." said Mehta.



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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 14:34 IST