Soldier injured as Pak shells areas along LoC in Kupwara, Rajouri

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: A soldier was injured on Monday as Pakistani troops opened fire and shelled mortars at forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara and Rajouri districts, officials said.

The soldier injured in the firing in Machhil sector of Kupwara was taken to a hospital, and his condition was stable, a defence spokesperson said in Srinagar.

“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Macchil sector of Kupwara district this morning by firing mortars and other weapons,” the official said.

The Pakistani side resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Rajouri district as well. (AGENCIES)