A soldier died late on Tuesday of shelling from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, taking the toll to two in the current round of shelling from Pakistan.
A 120 mm Pakistan mortar shell hit an army vehicle of 54 RR in Lam area of Naushera on Tuesday afternoon, killing a soldier on the spot and seriously wounding another.
One was the driver and the other was co- driver sitting in the driver’s cabin while five other soldiers in the rear portion of the vehicle escaped with minor injuries, said an army source.
The source said that following the death of two soldiers, Indian army mounted a massive attack and decimated three Pakistani posts. A senior army officer said that in retaliatory fire, at least four Pakistani soldiers were believed to have been killed. The two slain Indian soldiers belonged to Benar district of Rajasthan and Balia district of Uttar Pradesh.