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Army soldier, BSF jawan killed in separate incidents of firing by Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar/Jammu 

An Army soldier was killed in firing by Pakistani troops on Thursday, while a BSF jawan lost his life in a sniper attack along the (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Pakistani troops breached the ceasefire in the Macchil sector in district at 10.45 am. One soldier was killed in the firing, an said.

"Our troops retaliated in adequate measure to the Pakistani aggression," he added.

The officials also said a BSF jawan was killed and another injured in sniper fire from across the LoC in the Sunderbani sector.

They said the incident occurred at in the evening. The sector is manned by the troops of the 126th battalion of the (BSF).

While a bullet hit P Biswas on the left shoulder, suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh, they said.

The two jawans were evacuated in a helicopter to the nearest medical facility, but Biswas succumbed to injuries, they added.

The condition of the other jawan is stable, the officials said.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 21:25 IST
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