LoC Firing: Soldier Killed In Rajouri, Injured Poonch Woman Succumbs

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Jammu, July 10: An army soldier was killed in mortar firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, officials said on Friday.
A police officer said that army intimated that the soldier, Havildar Sambur Gurung of 33 Rashtriya Rifles (58 Gorkha Rifles) was only duty when he suffered multiple injuries in cease fire violation by Pakistan at 0045 hours on July 9.
“The Pakistan fired two rounds of 60/82MM Mortar which landed near the bunker in which Gurang was present. The splinters entered through loop hole as a result of which he sustained multiple injuries on his face, arms and left leg,” the official said, adding, “he was shifted to medical facility but he succumbed to the injuries.” The soldier was a resident of Manbu area of district Gorkha, Nepal.
Meanwhile, a sexagenarian woman who was injured in an alleged firing and shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Poonch district on July 8 last succumbed to the injuries.
Officials said that woman, Hakam Bi (60) Wife Of Mohammad Sahrif of Lanjoite, succumbed to the wounds at GMC Jammu where she was admitted for specialized treatment.
With her death, two women have died in the incident which took place on July 8. Earlier a woman identified as Rashim Bi (65) wife of Mohammad Azam of Sagra, at present Lanjoite Balakote, was killed.


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