Two army personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district after Pakistan troops opened heavy fire and shelled mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in a ceasefire violation on Friday, a defence spokesperson said.
“The Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of district Rajouri today (Friday),” the official added.
The two soldiers – Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh – got critically injured and later succumbed to injuries, the official said, adding that the nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.
On Thursday, Subedar Swatantra Singh was killed and a civilian critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.
(With inputs from PTI)