Jammu and Kashmir: Jawan killed by Pakistan cross-border LoC firing in Rajouri, says Army

Jammu and Kashmir: News agency ANI reports that soldier Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was killed in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Line of control, Ceasefire violation, Jammu and kashmir, Rajouri ceasefire violation, Pakistan firing, pakistan ceasefire violation Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district killing at least one Indian Army jawan.

An Indian Army jawan was killed in cross-border firing across the Line of Control on Saturday by Pakistani Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector, said the Indian Army as reported by PTI. News agency ANI reports that soldier Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was killed in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

A Defence spokesperson said today in a statement to the media: “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 1330 hours today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” he said. Pakistani firing and shelling took place along the LoC in Balakote, Panjgrian, Naika and Manjakote areas.

The spokesperson added that in the exchange of fire Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. Naseer, who belonged to Ajout village of Poonch district, leaves behind wife Wasim Akhtar, he said. Paying tributes to Naseer, the spokesman said he was a brave and sincere soldier who loved his job to the core. “The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the spokesperson said. On July 12, two Jawans were killed in sniper fire by the Pakistani Army in Keran sector of north Kashmir.

Earlier on July 8, two civilians were killed and some others injured when Pakistani Army violated ceasefire
violation and resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small and automatic weapons targeting forward posts and hamlets along the LoC in the Poonch district.

The deceased were Sepoy Mohmmad Shaukat of Territorial Army, who was visiting home on leave, and his wife Safia Bi.

Meanwhile, last Sunday, the Pakistan Army targeted villages and forward posts along the LoC in Poonch sector with mortars and small arms fire overnight, damaging a trade facilitation centre and police barracks. A police officer told PTI that there was overnight heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Poonch district and that it continued till 0100 hours.

There have been 23 incidents of ceasefire violation, one BAT attack and two infiltration bids by Pakistan in June in which four people, including three jawans, were killed and 12 injured.

Pakistan, on its part, had accused India on Thursday of committing at least 542 ceasefire violations so far in 2017, which they claim has resulted in the death of 18 people. Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in a statement said the “belligerent attitude” of its neighbour is a threat to regional peace and security, adding that Pakistan shares international community’s “growing concern over the deteriorating situation along the Line of Control.”

(with PTI inputs)

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    Idrees
    Jul 16, 2017 at 4:22 am
    So called Mohammad Dar your views are not in consonance with islaam or how pakistanis think about Hindus and india. Your shameless attempt to deceive this forum is unraveled
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      Idrees
      Jul 16, 2017 at 4:16 am
      If you father is you actual father then reveal your true iden y "Mohammad" "dar"
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        Idrees
        Jul 16, 2017 at 4:14 am
        The mention of first name Mohammad is hardly ever done by Muslims , however as you want to be identified as a Muslim that's why you have mentioned unusually Mohammad before Daar to deceive the forum. Lanat on you son of filthy
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          Mohammad Dar
          Jul 16, 2017 at 4:04 am
          e was a hog of hinduism immorality , pretending to be Muslim, living not like a free Muslim human being, and died, like a hindu filthy minafiq dog, on the end of a leash, held by the hind criminal hog of hinduism immorality, Brahman, as his lord.
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            Idrees
            Jul 16, 2017 at 4:10 am
            By uttering the filth you have given up your iden y . Don't try to fool the forum stop deception and stop this dirty trick to defame Pakistanis and Muslims. Ram ram
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            Idrees
            Jul 16, 2017 at 3:45 am
            Indians these days have no face to mention about loyalty of Muslims as according to Muslims should cease to exists in India as is being proven by your government policies. A theater actor should remain in entertainment industry instead of becoming a prime minister of india
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              Idrees
              Jul 16, 2017 at 3:40 am
              Don't try to suggest that Indians have any support in Kashmir, if you guys are so confident then have a referendum by UN in Kashmir and you will know the answer. So STOP LYING
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                George Cruz
                Jul 16, 2017 at 3:27 am
                The soldier Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer is a patriot, a Good Muslim who sacrificed his life defending the J-k and will be remembered as a hero forever.
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                  Idrees
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 3:38 am
                  Yar please have some courage to reveal your real name. Deception is in nature of BJP followers
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                    Idrees
                    Jul 16, 2017 at 3:52 am
                    It's so obvious that you are an extremist hindu so who are you fooling by keeping an apparently Christian name. Shame on you
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                      Mohammad Dar
                      Jul 16, 2017 at 4:03 am
                      He was a hog of hinduism immorality , pretending to be Muslim, living not like a free Muslim human being, and died, like a hindu filthy minafiq dog, on the end of a leash, held by the hind criminal hog of hinduism immorality, Brahman, as his lord.
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                        Lia
                        Jul 16, 2017 at 4:26 am
                        He sacrificed his life to save Son of Brahmins like you. And you a s s o l e happily sitting in your foreign air conditioned room and happily rejoicing his sacrifice. Why don't you bugger go and fight P a k I s?
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                        Idrees
                        Jul 16, 2017 at 3:10 am
                        I doubt the person commenting as Mohammad Dar is either a Pakistani muslim or an indian muslim as what ever he is barking about Hindus and Hinduism is unlike what islaam says or what a Pakistani should think
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