Soldier dies in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan, Army retaliates with massive fire assault

The latest casualty comes days after terrorists, aided by Pakistani cover fire, killed and mutilated the body of an army jawan.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2016 7:03 pm
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An army jawan and a woman were killed on Monday afternoon as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling along Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Mendhar sectors, Jammu-Kashmir. The jawan died in Rajouri sector where Pakistani troops targeted Manjakote and Ghambir areas. “Ceasefire violations in Rajouri sector are being retaliated with massive fire assault. One army soldier was martyred,” a spokesman of the Army’s Northern Command said.

While the woman died at Golad near Mendhar, her daughter was injured in the incident. Indian Army are retaliating the unprovoked firing from Pakistan with the same intensity, sources said.

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Elsewhere in Bala Kote village, two army jawans were injured in Pakistani shelling. They were later shifted to an Army Command Hospital in Udhampur. Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling in at least four places along the Line of Control in Balakote sector of Poonch district. Sources said the affected areas include Dharati, Sohala, Basoni and Panjani villages. A woman, identified as Rubina Kousar, was also injured in the shelling.

The latest casualty comes days after terrorists, aided by Pakistani cover fire, killed and mutilated the body of an army jawan. So far, four army jawans and three BSF personnel were killed in action, amid escalation of cross-border firing between India and Pakistan along the border.

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Pakistani Army fired and shelled the forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch district. They also violated ceasefire in several areas of Rajouri district this afternoon, the officer said.

There was firing and mortar bomb shelling in Mankot and Balakote areas along the LoC.

A lull had prevailed along the International Border (IB) since 9 PM yesterday after ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers.

They had targeted BSF posts and civilian areas using small arms and mortar shells in continuous ceasefire violations along the IB in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts, prompting BSF to retaliate.

There have been more that 60 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and IB in the state since September 29 surgical strikes against terror launch pads by Indian Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Eleven people, including three civilians, and eight security personnel were killed and over 40 people, mostly civilians were injured in the incidents.

“There were no reports of any firing last night in the RS Pura sector. Firing took place at one area in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district before 2000 hours,” Deputy Inspector General of BSF (Jammu frontier) Dharmendra Pareek said.

With inputs from Arun Sharma

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    Indiaforceone
    Oct 31, 2016 at 5:15 pm
    look at the tweeted pictures - its written in Urdu.....? The stanis claimed that the very same woman was injured in India ceasefire violation and showed the same picture and the hospital sign is not in Hindi but Urdu. Its all becoming very suious and apparent that our government is lying to us all. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;PS Plus the woman in the background is wearing a salwar keemez a typical dress coe only worn in stan.
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      Trun
      Oct 31, 2016 at 3:25 pm
      keep counting.....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Pak Vs India lt;br/gt;15 - - - - - 08lt;br/gt;... As of now.... Still counting precious life lost. ....RIP.
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        Mani
        Oct 31, 2016 at 10:23 am
        Are you a stani supporter?
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          SubbuI
          Nov 1, 2016 at 6:31 am
          LIAR.LIAR,LAIR.LAIR,LAIR. LAIR,LAIR.LAIR.LAIR.LAIR.LAIR.LAIR.LAIR.LAIR, MODI
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            SubbuI
            Nov 1, 2016 at 6:24 am
            NALAYAK N MODI-THE ARMY SOLDIER'S KHHON KI I BANDH KARO!lt;br/gt;SHARAM KARO.
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              Pronto
              Oct 31, 2016 at 9:08 pm
              While Kashmir is bleeding ,you sqable
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                secularindians
                Oct 31, 2016 at 5:02 pm
                not a dream, do you read stan media news(geo,dawn etc ) they are saying every 30 minutes 5 people died in POK which means 1 soldier dies some 20 to 30 stan people and soldier will die in 1 Hour atleast so do not so happy with 1 soldier death here from our side
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                  malik
                  Oct 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm
                  56 inch. Dhoti. Wala. Buhahajaja
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                    malik
                    Oct 31, 2016 at 1:35 pm
                    Gaay hind
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                      Raj
                      Oct 31, 2016 at 3:13 pm
                      I repeat countries that do not value human life do not deserve to exist. If India becomes like stan, I will reiterate this for India too - but, as much as stanis like to compare themselves with India, they are simply not the same or at the same level. Not in terms of economy, culture, linguistics, military - nothing. Nigerians are more advanced than stan (Nigerian Economy gt; stani Economy).
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                        Raj
                        Oct 31, 2016 at 3:51 pm
                        Nigerian economy gt; stan economy.
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                          Raj
                          Oct 31, 2016 at 3:10 pm
                          Oh wow, I am glad you lot are so concerned. So concerned that minority numbers in your country have almost disappeared. This is like the dark matter from deep space calling coal black. stan really has no function or purpose in the world - as far as I know, India does not exchange fire with any other country, not even stan. It has to go away. Really, just go away.
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                            Raj
                            Oct 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm
                            stanis are so scared that they don't even dare release their numbers! They will eventually claim zero casualties and then claim 'victory' like they have won in 65, 71, 99 - goodness, countries that have no value for human lives do not deserve to exist.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;One day, stan will not exist - at least not what it is today (like it doesn't exist like how it was in 48). One day - it will happen. Just wait and watch.
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                              bitterhoney
                              Oct 31, 2016 at 10:22 am
                              Is it Nawaz Sharif's Diwali gift to his friend Modi?
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                                Brijesh kasaudhan
                                Oct 31, 2016 at 4:27 pm
                                It seems india should once again carry out surgical strike and one thing more india can to cut down it diplomatic relation with pak for that time pak does so ridiculos work.
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                                  Sweden
                                  Oct 31, 2016 at 3:48 pm
                                  Cheap Indian life.... more will die soon if Endia don't stop shooting in the stani side :)
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                                    ASHOK KUMAR
                                    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:05 am
                                    Modi's claims of surgical strikes are as fake as Modi himself.
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                                      Dhruv
                                      Oct 31, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                                      They do not use condoms as, according to them, it was prohibited by the Prophet (condoms were invented some time before 600 AD). They believe in producing kids like pups and beheading them when there r too many of them to sustain. Little difference between Daesh and stan, then. As Daesh is close to being decimated, so will stan be, in future.
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                                        Kumar
                                        Oct 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm
                                        The w nation is proud of and grateful to the selfless soldiers/army who are dedicated to protect Bharatmata. I just wish that all soldiers at the border have bullet proof vests, light but strong bullet proof helmet, ultra modern light guns and communication equipment. Also what is needed is to be always awake and aware of terrorists and traitors striking any moment a camp while some soldiers are taking rest or sleeping other should be guarding outside to avoid attack while sleeping.
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                                          Dipak
                                          Nov 1, 2016 at 2:58 am
                                          MUSLA, shut up. You people are the terrorists like Raheel.
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                                            Cyber m@n
                                            Oct 31, 2016 at 1:57 pm
                                            dont play with the fire. just serve chaye to the shareefs
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