Naib Subedar injured in Pak firing in Poonch

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Jammu, Sep 23 (UNI) An army jawan was critically injured in cross firing between Indian and Pakistan troops in Krishna Ghati area of Poonch district in, sources Jammu and Kashmir said here today.

''A Naib Subedar of 28 Gorkha Rifles sustained bullet injury on his eye and was reportedly got seriously wounded during exchange of firing in bordering Krishna Ghati area late last evening,'' sources told UNI.

However, the bullets were fired after every short interval from Khatoon and Begum Posts in Pakistan on forward Victor Post on this side of the border.

The critically injured jawan was immediately shifted to the Military Hospital in Rajouri, they said. Meanwhile, yesterday in Sabzian sub sector of Poonch district, two militants and an army jawan were also killed in cross firing.

''An army jawan identified as Naik Tape Vajo of 1 Assam Regiment was killed in cross firing when the Pakistan troops opened fire on Kamya Post on this side of the border,'' sources told UNI adding that with the killing of two more militants yesterday, four infiltrators out of a group, who sneaked into the Indian Territory on Sunday have been gunned down.

''Earlier two militants and an army jawan were killed on Sunday during day-long gun battle between the army and the Pakistan troops, when reportedly 12 infiltrators sneaked into the Indian Territory,'' sources added.

''Two militants were gunned down when they were trapped by the army after successfully entering the Indian side while one jawan identified as Sepoy Cheeba of 1 Assam Regiment also killed,'' sources asserted and said the day-long gun battle ended at around 1630 hrs.

''Two AK 47 rifles, two AK 56 rifles, 200 rounds of ammunition, 16 grenades and food packets have been recovered from the Sabzian Sector while the search operation in Kamya and Kailash Posts has been intensified in the wake of infiltration attempt by the armed militants,'' sources maintained.

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