Army sol­dier, BSF jawan killed in fir­ing by Pak­istan

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AN Army sol­dier was killed in fir­ing by Pak­istani troops on Thurs­day, while a BSF jawan lost his life in a sniper at­tack along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kash­mir, of­fi­cials said.

Pak­istani troops breached the cease­fire in the Mac­chil sec­tor in Kup­wara dis­trict at 10.45 am. One sol­dier was killed in the fir­ing, an Army of­fi­cial said.

“Our troops re­tal­i­ated in ad­e­quate mea­sure to the Pak­istani ag­gres­sion,” he added. The of­fi­cials also said a BSF jawan was killed and an­other in­jured in sniper fire from across the LoC in the Sun­der­bani sec­tor.

They said the in­ci­dent oc­curred at the Rakhee post in the evening. The sec­tor is manned by the troops of the 126th bat­tal­ion of the Border Se­cu­rity Force (BSF).

While a bul­let hit Con­sta­ble P Biswas on the left shoul­der, Con­sta­ble Mansa Ram suf­fered a gun­shot wound to the thigh, they said.

The two jawans were evac­u­ated in a he­li­copter to the near­est med­i­cal fa­cil­ity, but Biswas suc­cumbed to in­juries.

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