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Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation across LoC by Pakistani troops

This has been the third incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan during the last 24 hours, with earlier two been along the border at Uri and Gohlad Kalran in Mendhar.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: August 12, 2017 11:55 pm
kashmir firing, nowshera firing, soldier killed, pakistan firing, nowshera news, kashmir news, latest news, indian express In the exchange of fire, Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries.

A Junior Commissioned Officer(JCO) of the Indian Army and a woman were killed in Poonch district as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning.

Giving details, an army spokesperson said that Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Krishna Ghati sector. The Indian army retaliated strongly and effectively, he added. However, in the exchange of fire, Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries.

Forty-two-year old Nb Subedar Tomar belonged to Village Tarsana (Post Office Porsa) in District Morena of Madhya Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Omavati Devi, one son and a daughter, the spokesperson said, adding that he was a brave and sincere soldier and the nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.

Army JCO who was killed in Pakistan firing in KG sector of Poonch district. (Source: Express photo)

This has been the third incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan during the last 24 hours, with earlier two been along the border at Uri and Gohlad Kalran in Mendhar.

Earlier in the morning, a woman was killed at Gohlad Kalran in Mendhar sector as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked fire from small arms and automatics, besides mortar shelling. Identified as Raqia Bi of Gohlad Kalran in Mendhar sector, sources said that she became a victim to a Pakistani shell which fell near her house. She died on the spot.

According to a defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, “The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 5. 15 am in Poonch sector along the LoC”. “The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,’’ he said, adding that “firing ceased at 6.45 am’’.

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    SK Gupta
    Aug 13, 2017 at 5:15 am
    Our salute to the brave Soldier. Parallel diplomacy must continue with Pakistan. The British left this country in a state which will ensure continuance of war with Pakistan. It I'll be practical if Pakistan makes an offer which could be acceptable to India. India on the other hand should then help Pakistan to bolster it's economy, to bring prosperity to its people. And help it out of its civil war type of situation.
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      kya
      Aug 13, 2017 at 2:32 am
      So IE hows your future headlines going to be .. Pak soldiers "Martyred"?
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      1. Krishna Kant Singh
        Aug 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm
        Who is winning? Pakistan or India? Soldiers or the politicians? Big capitalists or the people, whose family members are being killed?
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          Shafted mohammed
          Aug 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm
          Jagram Tera yeh balidan , yaad karega Hindustan . You kill one soldier we will kill your 15 rats sitting in rat holes and make tandoor by firing latest missiles and s . Every death would be avenged.
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            George Cruz
            Aug 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm
            The reality is that the Muslims in the Kashmir are practically illiterate other than the Madrassa education. The truth is that the Muslims in India still follow the 7th century Islamic ideologies of Jihad/Sharia which preaches hate towards other religions, Muslims send their children to Madrassas instead of regular schools, Mullahs in Madrassas radicalize children with Islamic ideologies, and today's world these Madrassa educated Muslims in J-K have no future because they can't get any jobs other than committing terror/killing and blame Hindus. It is also true that the Muslims commit terror/killing and blame others for their misgivings.
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