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Soldier killed, two injured in Pakistan firing in Kupwara

Army personnel are seen during an encounter with militants in Kupwara. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

An Army soldier was killed and two others were injured in Pakistani firing in Kupwara. An official said Pakistan resorted to “unprovoked firing and mortar shelling” along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara’s Nowgam Sector on Saturday.

“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nowgam Sector by firing mortars and other weapons ... One soldier laid down his life in the line of duty. Two soldiers sustained injuries and have been evacuated to 92 Base Hospital. Their condition is stable,” the Srinagar-based Army spokesman said. The deceased soldier was identified as gunner Bupinder Singh.

This is the third such encounter in the past two days. Three militants were killed in Baramulla on Friday.

In a separate incident in Bandipora, two bodies were recovered from a river in the Gurez sector. “Arms and ammunition was recovered from them,” police said. Police suspect they may be missing youth from south Kashmir and may have gone to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir for arms training.

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