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Soldier injured in Pak sniper firing along LoC in JK

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An Army jawan was injured when he was reportedly hit by a Pakistani sniper firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in district of Jammu and today, officials said.

The soldier was manning a forward post at Pokhra in Kalal area of Nowshera sector and received a from across the border, apparently from a Pakistani sniper, they said.

The soldier was referred to the Command Hospital Udhampur after initial treatment at the local military hospital and his condition is stated to be stable, they added.

This is the first ceasefire violation by along the LoC or International Border in the past nearly one month.

On June 13, four BSF personnel including an were killed in the unprovoked and indiscriminate shelling from across the International Border (IB) in district.

This year, the highest number of 1,250 ceasefire violations by were reported along the LoC and IB resulting in the killing of over 50 persons including 24 security personnel.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 20:10 IST