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Army jawan killed in snipper fire on LoC
MENDHAR, Aug 8: An Army jawan was killed in a sniper shot fired from Pakistani side along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar Tehsil of Poonch district, today.

Official reports said that Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra posted with 20 KUMOUN Regiment and deployed at Forward Post Helmet in Mankote sector under the aegis Krishna Ghati Brigade, died in a sniper shot fired from across the LoC this afternoon at 3 PM.

Pawan Kumar Sugra died on the spot soon after being hit by a bullet.

The Indian troops retaliated "strongly and effectively" to the Pakistani firing, an Army officer said.

Sugra, aged 21, belonged to Sugri village of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand. He leaves behind his parents "Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the Army said.

Yesterday, an Army jawan was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in the Uri sector of Baramulla district.

On August 7, the Pakistani Army had violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the LoC in Baba Khori belt of Naushera sector of Rajouri district.

Till August 1, there had been 285 such violations by the Pakistan Army while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures of the Indian Army.

News Updated at : Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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