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Two soldiers killed, five injured in Pakistani firing along LoC; Army retaliates strongly

The Army said that while the infiltration bids were foiled, it has also inflicted heavy damage to several Pakistani posts across the Line of Control in Poonch sector.

By: PTI | Poonch | Updated: November 6, 2016 9:23 pm
poonch-attack-759 Troops posted along LoC foiled two infiltration bids in Krishna Ghati Sector. (Representational image)

Two army jawans were killed and five others — two soldiers, two civilian women and a BSF officer — were injured as Pakistani army opened unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district today, violating the ceasefire.

In Krishna Ghati, Pakistani army opened fire in a bid to facilitate two infiltration bids, killing one soldier, an army officer said, adding that the attempts to push in infiltrators have been foiled.

In Poonch sector, at least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistani army, targeting civil and defence facilities and civilian areas. An army jawan was killed and five others were injured in the Pakistani firing in Poonch sector which continued till last reports came in, the officer said.

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The Army said that while the infiltration bids were foiled, it has also inflicted heavy damage to several Pakistani posts across the Line of Control in Poonch sector.

“One soldier was killed in Krishna Ghati sector earlier in the day while foiling infiltration bids, another soldier was killed and five others were injured in cross-border firing in the Poonch sector of Poonch district,” the officer said.

The soldier killed in the Krishna Ghati sector has been identified as Sepoy Gursewak Singh (23) of 22 Sikh Regiment. Singh is a resident of Taran Taran area of Punjab.

The injured women have been identified Saleema Akhtar and Zareefa Begum, both residents of Poonch. Zareefa Begum works as a special police officer. They have been admitted to a hospital in Poonch where their conditions were stated to be stable, a police officer said.

“The identities of the soldiers killed and injured in Poonch sector will be shared later after their families are informed,” the army officer said.

A sub-inspector of BSF, identified as Nitin Kumar, also sustained splinter injuries and he was evacuated to the Army hospital where his condition is stated to be stable, a BSF officer said.

Meanwhile, the army said that unprovoked ceasefire violation in Poonch sector continued. “Unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan army in Poonch sector from 1015 hours using 120 mm mortars, 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons,” an army spokesman said, adding that “our troops are responding befittingly, there has been heavy damage to Pakistan army posts.”

“The army foiled two infiltration bids on the intervening night of November 5, 6 along Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati Sector,” he said.

“The infiltrators opened fire while trying to sneak back towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir side of the Line of Control (LoC). In the ensuing firefight with infiltrators, Sepoy Gursewak Singh suffered gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated,” he said.

The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistan has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC.

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  1. I
    Nov 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm
    What is the meaning of un provoked firing in military dictionary.. targeting and killing civilians and claiming false or true damages and then complain some got hurt or killed in retaliation.
    1. S
      Subhjait baidya
      Nov 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm
      Bad the conception which u have is wrong we consider shiks a our brother we did n we do Muslims are also our brother !! As long as they don't betray with where they are living !!
      1. P
        Nov 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm
        Let them die. Who asked them to volunteer to save the scoundrels Pundit brahmin .
        1. J
          John Klu
          Nov 6, 2016 at 10:01 pm
          Oh god. So much hatred from people like you who are sunni Muslims. No wonder everyone all over the world don't like Muslims.
          1. A
            Nov 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm
            Why only non-brahmins are sacrificing their lives for saving the fat of brahmins called pundits. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is atrocious that just because the bldy dog Nehru was a pundit brahmin weasel and because that bugger had an affair with Edwina Mountbatten should SO many precious non-brahmin lives are expended.
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