Jammu & Kashmir: Indian Army Major among 3 soldiers killed, two others injured in an ambush

MS Nazki  reports from Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir


Rajouri: Three Indian Army soldiers including an officer were killed and two others sustained injuries after their patrol party was attacked allegedly by Pakistan Rangers at Keri area along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on Saturday.

Indian Army’s Udhampur based defence Spokesman Col NN Joshi told news agency GNS that Pakistan Rangers in “violation of ceasefire” opened fire upon the army posts near Keri in Nowshera sector along the LoC. Five soldiers including an Major suffered injuries and evacuated to military hospital.

However, among the injured, three soldiers including the major succumbed later, the spokesman said, adding the soldiers manning the fence retaliated the fire strongly and effectively.

Meanwhile, defence sources identified the deceased as Army Major, Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas (32) of Bhandara district in Maharashtra, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh (34) of Amritsar district in Punjab and Sepoy Pargat Singh (30) Karnal district in Haryana and Lance Naik Gurmeet Singh. The soldiers belonged to 2 Sikh Regment under 120 Infantry Brigade Battalion. (GNS)

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