Two Indian Army soldiers and an Indian Army porter, on Friday, were killed in two separate incidents, one an explosion and another a ceasefire violation, in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to sources, one Indian Army soldier and an Army major died, when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in Nowshera in Rajouri of Jammu and Kashmir.
Lt. Col. Devender Anand, the Defence Spokesperson, said, “Today (Friday) at about 3:00 P.M., an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion took place near LoC in Nowshera Sector in which an army officer and a soldier got grievously injured. Immediate resuscitation and medical aid was provided to them. However, they succumbed to their injuries.”
In a separate incident of ceasefire violation with the Pakistani militants in the Sunderbani sector, Hemraj, an Army porter, was shot dead.
Mr. Anand said, “Army porter Hemraj was shot at and grievously injured. The individual was provided immediate resuscitation and medical aid. He, however, also later succumbed to the gunshot wounds. The Army authorities have promised all possible assistance to the family of martyred army porter.”
Although the identity of the attackers is still unknown, Border Action Team (BAT,) a specialised Pakistani squad, is suspected to be behind the militant attack.