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Soldier injured in sniper fire along LoC in J&K

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An Army jawan was injured on Tuesday in sniper fire from Pakistan's side of the Line of Control (LoC) in and Kashmir's district, officials said.

The soldier was hit by a bullet fired from across the border at Kalal in Noushera sector and was immediately evacuated to hospital, they said.

The incident took place hours after armies of the neighbouring countries exchanged sweets and greetings on the eve of Diwali along the LoC in the nearby district.

"On the occasion of Diwali, as a confidence building measure, sweets were exchanged between and Army at and Mendhar on November 6,"Jammu-based White knight Corps said in a tweet.

Both armies exchanged pleasantries along with the sweets, it said.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 21:55 IST