Woman injured in Poonch succumbs
STATE TIMES NEWSJammu: A 36-year old Army personnel was martyred in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Friday, officials said. Pakistani troops opened fire and shelled forward posts along the LoC in Nowshera sector in the early hours. Havildar Sambur Gurung was injured in the firing and rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Indian troops guarding the borderline retaliated, resulting in exchanges, they said. A defence spokesman said, “Havildar Sambur Gurung was a brave, highly motivated and a sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty”. This is the third day that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire. Pakistani troops heavily shelled forward areas and villages in several sectors of Poonch district during the last two days, leaving two women dead. Meanwhile, the woman, who was injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in civilian area along the Line of Control (LoC) Poonch district, has succumbed, officials said. The officials said Pakistani troops shelled mortars and fired with small arms in three sectors of Qasba, Kirni and Degwar of Poonch district tonight, in violation of a ceasefire agreement. The Indian troops, guarding the borderline, retaliated resulting in a gunfight, they said. One woman, who was injured in shelling by Pakistan on Lanjote village of Poonch district on Wednesday, succumbed on Thursday evening in the hospital, they said.
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