Srinagar: An army soldier was killed in a ‘sniper fire’ by Pakistan Rangers at Tanghdar sector along the Line of Control in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Monday.
Pakistan Rangers in “violation of ceasefire” opened the sniper fire upon the army posts of 20 Jat at Jal LP post along the LoC in Tanghdar today wee hours.
In the incident, a soldier was injured and airlifted to army’s 92-base hospital at Badamibagh here, the officer said.
The injured later at around 3: 30 pm succumbed to injuries, an army officer confirmed. He identified the deceased as identified as Sepoy Pushpendra Singh of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
Army Jawan Pushpendra Singh has lost his life during an infiltration bid by terrorists in Tangdhar Sector of Kupwara district. The bid was foiled. JammuKashmir China Corps Cdr & All ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of Sep Pushpendra Singh, who laid down his life in foiling infiltration bid in Tangdhar Sector on 13 Aug 18 and offer condolences to the family.