|One more soldier martyred, another injured in sniper fire along LoC |
|Early Times Report|
Srinagar, Nov 12: One more army man was martyred and another critically injured in cross-LoC sniper fire in Mendhar in Poonch district of Jammu division on Monday.
An official said that Pakistan army in "violation of ceasefire" attacked the army's 4 MLI Regiment at Sakri Post near Sonawali Gali along the border in sub-division Mendhar in Poonch district.
In the incident, two soldiers suffered critical bullet wounds and were taken to a nearby army hospital where Lansnaik Antony Sebastian succumbed to wounds.
The other injured identified as Havaldar Mary Muthu was airlifted to army's command hospital in Udhampur. "Both the soldiers belong to 70 Field Regiment and were attached with 4 MLI," the officer said.
An army officer also confirmed the death of the soldier and injuries to the other.
The attack comes amid intelligence inputs about the possibility of more sniper and other attacks on forces deployed along LoC.
Meanwhile, the cross-border shelling has increased in the area soon after the Army retaliated the attack by Pakistan, the officials said.
This was the third sniper attack in the last three days across LoC. On Sunday, another soldier was killed in Rajouri sector.