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Five soldiers injured in cross-border shelling in Mendhar

Poonch: Five soldiers were injured in cross-border shelling in Mendhar area of Poonch district of JK on Sunday.
An official said that firing and shelling started today morning in Balakote sector of Poonch, resulting in injuries to five soldiers. The injured soldiers – identified as Lance Naik Gaurav Vishnak (34), riflemanBudha Rai (33), Naik Jitender Verma (23), Rahul Pandey (24) and Subedar Deshbandu (47) – were airlifted to Udhampur for specialized treatment.
Earlier, police said that 5 members of a family were killed and 2 others critically injured after a mortar shell landed on their house in Devta village of Balakote.

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