Militants fire on soldier near LoC

July 18th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, July 18 (IANS) A soldier posted at a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan was injured when suspected militants fired at him and then escaped. Biswaja from the Assam Regiment was injured Thursday night at Mendhar, about 200 km north of Jammu, said defence spokesperson Lt. Col. S.D. Goswami.

Troops are looking for the militants.

The injured soldier has been moved to the command hospital in Udhampur.

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