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Another soldier killed in ‘accidental fire’ in J&K’s Rajouri

Jammu, April 19, 2017: An Indian Army soldier was killed in accidental firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district late on Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday.

It was earlier reported that the soldier died in Pakistan sniper firing late Monday evening in Mendhar sector of the same district.

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Defence Ministry Spokesman, Lt. Col. Manish Mehta denied the media reports that said the soldier’s death in Mendhar had resulted from a sniper shot from across the LoC.

“There had been no ceasefire violation (from Pakistan). It was one casualty due to accidental discharge,” Mehta told media here. He gave no further details.

The spokesman, however, said the Pakistan Army fired and launched mortar shells indiscriminately at Indian posts in Naushera sector of the de facto border in Rajouri district on Monday.

He further added that ‘the Indian Army retaliated strongly and dozens of cattle were killed on the Indian side.

Wefornews Bureau

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