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Army officer injured in Pak firing along LoC in Poonch

After Pakistan violated the ceasefire with heavy firing on Indian positions, the Indian troops retaliated, resulting in firing exchanges those continued till 6pm.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2018 23:51 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Jammu
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Soldiers take position near the LoC in Poonch after cross-border shelling from Pakistan.(PTI Photo)

An army officer was injured on Tuesday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, defence officials said.

“Captain Bangoria of Maratha Light Infantry was injured in Pakistan firing in Chakan Da Bagh area of the LoC. He was airlifted for treatment to Jammu city where attending doctors have described his condition as stable,” defence sources said in Jammu.

The sources said after Pakistan violated the ceasefire with heavy firing on Indian positions, the Indian troops retaliated, resulting in firing exchanges those continued till 6pm.

Authorities had on Monday suspended the cross-LoC bus service between Chakan Da Bagh and Rawalakot following heightened tension on the LoC.

Seven Pakistan soldiers were killed on Monday across the LoC when Indian troops in Poonch fired mortars at their positions.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 23:50 IST