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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Soldier killed in sniper attack along LoC in J-K’s Poonch, the second in 24 hours

This is the second death due to sniper attack in the last 24 hours, and the fourth since Saturday.

india Updated: Nov 12, 2018 20:51 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Hindustan Times, Jammu
The attack took place in Mendhar sector of Poonch.
The attack took place in Mendhar sector of Poonch.(AFP File Photo)
         

An army soldier was killed and another injured in a sniper attack by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the second death due to sniper attack in the last 24 hours and the fourth since Saturday along the LoC south of Pir Panjal range.

Monday’s attack, which took place in Mendhar sector of Poonch, was confirmed by defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand.

There has been a spike in sniper attacks on the LoC in the past one week. Pakistan troops have also violated ceasefire in the past three days along the LoC in Jammu region.

Till Sunday, three Indian soldiers and an army porter had been killed by Pakistan snipers.

Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that sniper attacks were not a new phenomenon on the border and the Army was fully alert to it.

First Published: Nov 12, 2018 20:29 IST