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Army jawan killed as Pak violates ceasefire
RAJOURI, June 16: A 34-year-old army jawan was killed when Pakistan troops violated ceasefire in Nowshera sector in the wee hours of Friday morning.

Official reports said that skirmishes between two armies on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector have claimed life of army jawan in the wee hours on Friday. Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked heavy firing from automatic weapons in Kalsian sub sector at about 5 AM on Indian forward posts.

Naik Bakhtawar Singh, resident of Hoshiyarpur in Punjab state received several splinter injuries and attained martyrdom after succumbing to injuries while on way to army hospital at Rajouri.

Another soldier Kuldeep Singh also received injuries and is under treatment in army hospital at Udhampur.

For the last three consecutive days Pakistan army has been targeting Indian army posts in Nowshera sector and on Thursday a buffalo was killed in Kalsian village.

Indian army has been retaliating the Pakistani heavy shelling appropriately and according to reports coming from across the border two Pakistan soldiers were killed in PAK opposite to Krishna Ghati sector.

After legal formalities and autopsy, police handed over the body to the unit officers to be dispatched to his native village for his last rites with full military honors.

“Indian army responding to Pakistan heavy shelling and firing strongly and effectively in all the sectors in Rajouri-Poonch districts,” said Lt Col Manish Mehta, PRO Defence

There have been a number of ceasefire violations along the international border and the Line of Control this year.

News Updated at : Saturday, June 17, 2017
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