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Soldier injured in Pak firing in Rajouri

Soldier injured in Pak firing in Rajouri

Our Correspondent

Rajouri, September 15

A soldier of the Gorkha Regiment received serious injuries after the Paksitan army targeted Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Nowshera of Rajouri district on Saturday.

Defence sources said the Pakistan army opened small arms firing on Indian forward posts around 10.30 am on Saturday. The Indian troops responded to it.

In the exchange of fire, Havildar Dil Bahadur Thapa received splinter injuries on his legs. After preliminary treatment at Nowshera Army Hospital, he was airlifted to Command Hospital in Udhampur.

However, sources said Dil Bahadur was targeted by a Pakistani sniper during the exchange of fire.

“The firing took place in the morning, injuring one soldier. Army sources say he is out of danger,” said Master Popsy, ASP, Nowshera.

On July 7, Sepoy Vineesh had received splinter injuries on his right leg in Pakistani firing while on July 8 Naik Suresh H of the Madras unit had received bullet injuries on his shoulder during a truce violation.


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