Pak sniper fire kills soldier in J&K, 2nd attack in two days
JAMMU: An army soldier was killed on Saturday morning in a sniper fire by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LOC) in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand identified the soldier as Rifleman Varun Kattal, 21, a resident of Mawarajpura area of Samba district in J&K. He is survived by his parents, father Anchal Singh and mother Pinki Rani.
This was the second sniper attack along the LOC in two days. An army porter lost his life in a similar attack in Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Friday. “At 0945 hours, unprovoked ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector in which one soldier was shot by a sniper from across the border and later succumbed to injuries, “the spokesman added.
On October 21, three soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir light infantry regiment and two heavily-armed infiltrators, believed to be members of the Border Action Team (BAT) of the Pakistan army, and terrorists, were killed in Sunderbani sector.
On November 6, a soldier was injured when he was hit by a sniper from across the border at Kalal in Noushera sector of Rajouri, while a BSF jawan was injured in a separate incident of firing by Pakistan along the LOC in the Manjakote area of the Rajouri-poonch sector on Friday.
Rifleman Varun Kattal