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Indian army trooper dies after being wounded in Kashmir border firing

An Indian Army soldier, who was critically injured during firing with Pakistani military along the Line of Control in Rajouri district last week, succumbed to injuries in the command hospital in Kashmir’s Udhampur district on Sunday.

He is the third Army personnel to have died in LoC firing between India and Pakistan this month.

“Pakistan Army had resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the LoC in Sunderbani sector on January 18, which was responded to strongly by Indian troops. In the incident, Naik Nishant Sharma of 10 JAK RIF was critically injured and was under treatment at command hospital,” the Indian army spokesperson said.

However, he said the Non-Commissioned Officer succumbed on Sunday.

Earlier, two Indian Army personnel were killed in LoC firing in Rajouri and Poonch districts on January 1 and 21.

Last year, Kashmir recorded 5,100 instances of border firing along the LoC, the highest in the past 18 years with an average of 14 cases daily.

36 people, including 24 Indian security personnel, were killed and over 130 injured in these cross border firing incidents.

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