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Two soldiers killed in blaze caused by Pakistani firing

Srinagar

03-January-2015

Two soldiers were killed in a blaze triggered by rocket propelled grenades fired by Pakistan at Indian Army bunkers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, police said.

The incident occurred in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district, a police official told IANS here.

"The Pakistan Army fired RPGs towards a post of the Indian Army in Tangdhar sector. A blaze was triggered in the tall dry grass around two bunkers of the Indian Army due to these RPGs that quickly engulfed the bunkers," the official said.

Two soldiers of the Gorkha Rifles died in the fire, while two others were injured and were admitted to an army hospital.

Earlier in the day, a woman was killed and eight other people were injured in Pakistani shelling in Samba and Kathua districts. - IANS