Two soldiers injured in Pak shelling, one injured by sniper fire
Jammu: Three soldiers suffered injuries after Pakistani troops fired at several army positions in Poonch and Rajouri districts in Jammu division, army sources said Tuesday.
Two soldiers were injured after Pakistani troops fired mortar shells and from small arms on areas along the Line of Control (LoC), prompting authorities to close schools in some places.
Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and fired from small arms on places in Poonch sector’s Figwar and Malti areas. One shell also landed in Poonch town, officials said.
One army man suffered injuries and was hospitalised, they said.
In another incident in Laam belt of Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector, a soldier was injured in sniper fire from across the border, the officials said, adding that he has been hospitalised.
Following the ceasefire violations, schools in several places along the LoC were shut for the day, they said.
These include schools in Degwar, Ajote, Malti and Karmara areas, they said.
In a similar kind of attack in Lam area in Nowshera sector an army soldier suffered critical injuries when he was hit by a sniper fire from across the border.
Sources said that a soldier identified as Sepoy Rahul T V of 54 RR was hit by a sniper fire. “His condition is stated to be critical,” sources said.
At least four soldiers were killed due to alleged sniper firing in Jammu region this month.
Confirming the injuries to the soldier, Additional SP Nowshera said that the soldier has been hospital.