Two soldiers martyred in Pak shelling in Sunderbani

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Jammu, November 27: Two Army jawans were killed on Friday as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sunderbani area of Jammu district.

Pointing out that the Indian Army responded immediately to the enemy fire, the Jammu based Army spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said that two jawan got injured in the cross border fire. Identifying them as Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh, he said that they later succumbed to their injuries.

Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh were brave, highly motivated and sincere soldiers, he said, adding that the nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.

This is the third killing of an Indian soldier in unprovoked Pakistani fire during the last 24 hours in Jammu division as on Thursday, a junior commissioner officer (JCO) was killed and a civilian injured in mortar shelling and small arms fire from across the LoC in Qasba and Kirin areas of Poonch district. The JCO was identified as Subedar Swatantra Singh.