Poonch: Indian soldier dies in shelling along LoC

Pakistan opened heavy fire in the Mankote area on Wednesday

Around 6:45 pm on Wednesday, Pakistan opened heavy fire in the Mankote area, and around 8:30 pm they started firing along with the whole KG sector, persuading India to fight back.

During the shelling by Pakistan, an Indian army soldier was killed along the 744km-long Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. The deceased soldier was identified as Lance Naik Karnail Singh.

Defense spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said, “The braveheart Lance Naik Karnail Singh made the supreme sacrifice in the Mankote area of Krishna Ghati sector on the might of Wednesday.”

He further added, “The nation will remain indebted to his supreme sacrifice. We offer condolences to his family. The Army stands by his family in this hour of grief.”

According to reports, another soldier has been injured in the firing in the KG sector and is in hospital.

Pakistan has been aiming the villages in Poonch for the last five days, leading to injuries of several animals due to shelling on Tuesday. The Pakistan Army has not violated the ceasefire 47 times in September.

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