An army personnel was injured on Monday as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Informing that the soldier was injured in Machil sector of Kupwara in the morning, official sources said he was evacuated to the hospital and his condition is stable.
In the afternoon, Pakistani troops initiated a ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri. Indian Army retaliated befittingly.
Shopian: Civilian killed by suspected militants
An employee of the Rural Development Department, Sabzar Ahmad Naikoo, was shot and critically injured by suspected militants on Monday evening. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries, said police.
The incident took place in Nildoora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
“Today at about 1940hrs Shopian police received information about a terror crime incident in the Nildora area of District Shopian where terrorists had fired upon one civilian,” police said in a statement.
According to the police, preliminary investigation revealed that the militants had fired upon the civilian at his residence.
A case has been registered in this regard under relevant sections of the law. “Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime,” the police said in a statement. Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned and search is on.
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