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J&K: Army personnel martyred in sniper shot fired by Pakistan in Balnoi Sector of Mendhar

An Army personnel Pawan Kumar was on Tuesday martyred in sniper shot fired by Pakistan at Balnoi Sector of Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir. Pawan belonged to 20 Kamaon regiment.


  |  Updated On : August 08, 2017 08:23 PM
J&K: Army personnel martyred in sniper shot fired by Pakistan (File photo)

J&K: Army personnel martyred in sniper shot fired by Pakistan (File photo)

New Delhi :  

An Army personnel Pawan Singh Sugra was on Tuesday martyred in sniper shot fired by Pakistan at Balnoi Sector of Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir. Pawan belonged to 20 Kumaon regiment.

The incident reported at around 4 PM.

In the exchange of fire, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra aged 21 years, belonged to Village Sugri, PO Chaurpal,Tehsil Gangolihat, District Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand  and is survived by his parents 

Earlier in the day, an Army jawan got injured in yet another incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Baramulla’s Silikoot. The ceasefire violation took place along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

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

Also read | J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC, one soldier injured

First Published: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 06:52 PM


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