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Army officer killed in Pak sniper attack

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Kupwara, Dec 21, CNS: In a sniper attack along the Line of Control in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an Army officer was injured while another sustained serious injuries in a couple of sniper shots fired by Pakistani soldiers across the border.

Official sources said that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” opened the sniper fire upon the army’s 2/8 GR posts in Jumgund area along the LoC.

Two army officers suffered serious injuries in the attack and the injured were immediately evacuated to military hospital Drugmulla where Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Subidar Gamar Thapa (42) succumbed to injuries, they said.

The injured has been identified as Junior Commissioned officer (JCO) Subidar Raman Thapa and was later referred to army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh Srinagar for advanced treatment.