Indian soldier critically injured by Pakistani sniper fire in Kashmir

An Army jawan was injured today in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

An army soldier was killed due to sniper fire from across the Line of Control (LoC) in border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

In the incident, an army soldier received a sniffer shot in his head and has been airlifted to army's 92 base hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar for treatment.

Firing between the two forces of India and Pakistan, who have fought three wars since their independence in 1947, is fairly common in the recent years.

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Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing towards an Indian post in the Uri sector, resulting in injuries to a jawan, an Army official said.

He also pushed the Indian side should permit UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

So far in 2017, the Indian forces have violated the ceasefire and working boundary agreements over 600 times, killing 25 civilians and injuring 110 others, the statement reads.


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