Two Indian soldiers die in Pakistani fire

Jammu, May 18 ( IANS) Two Indian soldiers were killed Tuesday evening when heavy firing from Pakistan destroyed an army truck moving near the border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, military sources said.

Three soldiers were also injured in the firing by the Pakistanis from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Nangi Tikri area of Mendhar. All five victims were in the truck.

The dead men were identified as Lance Naik Atul and Lance Naik Yogesh. Their full names were not immediately available.

This is the third such incident in the area this month. The earlier firing from Pakistani troops took place May 1 and 6.

Tuesday’s attack took place around 7 p.m. when heavy firing hit an Indian Army 2.5 tonner.

The firing is seen as a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops.

A defence ministry spokesperson in Jammu told IANS that the two soldiers died ‘in hostile fire’.

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