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Soldier killed in Pakistan firing in J&K's Poonch

IANS  |  Jammu 

An soldier was killed in firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Tuesday.

The soldier was killed in Mendhar sector of the in a sniper fire from the Pakistani side late on Monday evening, police sources told IANS here.

Army had also continued indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling in Naushera sector of the in Rajouri district on Monday.

Dozens of cattle were killed on the Indian side in the indiscriminate shelling and firing.

The had retaliated strongly.

Exchange of fire between the two sides which started at 8 a.m. on Monday had continued till late evening, defence sources said.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 08:16 IST
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