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3 Army soldiers, 3 civilians killed in multiple ceasefire violations along LoC

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3 Army soldiers, 3 civilians killed in multiple ceasefire violations along LoC

3 Army soldiers, 3 civilians killed in multiple ceasefire violations along LoC

Three soldiers were killed in two separate locations in Jammu and Kashmir while foiling infiltration bids by Pakistan-backed terrorists and ceasefire violation by the troops of the neighbouring country.

Two soldiers were killed in the Uri sector while one was killed in the Gurez sector, Army sources informed.

Three civilians were killed and several other sustained injuries as Pakistan Army carried out unprovoked ceasefire violations in multiple sectors from Uri to Gurez along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.


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