J&K: 4 Pak posts destroyed in fire assault in Keran, heavy casualties inflicted, says Army

The army had earlier said it would retaliate effectively in equal measure to any ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 30, 2016 9:56 am
Indian Army, Ceasefire violation, Pakistan, Pakistan ceasefire violation, Keran sector, Line of Control Photo for representational purpose

Four Pakistan posts were destroyed in a massive fire assault in Keran Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, said the Army on Saturday, as reported by ANI. The army further added that heavy casualties were inflicted in the assault. The army had earlier stated that it would retaliate effectively in equal measure to any ceasefire violations by Pakistan. The development comes nearly a day after Pakistani troops targeted Indian security positions in Kathua, RS Pura and Keran sectors along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, injuring a BSF jawan  while another BSF jawan was killed accidentally while retaliating to the cross-border shelling and firing.

This, along with the fact that an Indian soldier was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists in an encounter in Machhil sector of Kupwara district, near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday evening.

Stating that a terrorist was also killed in the incident, the Army warned of an “appropriate response”. In a statement released by the Army’s Northern Command, headquartered in Udhampur, it said, “In a despicable act, the terrorists mutilated the body of the Indian Army soldier before fleeing into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), supported by covering fire from Pakistan Army posts.”

Meanwhile, earlier today a BSF jawan was injured in fresh shelling by Pakistan troops in Keran sector, a senior official of the force said this evening. He said the jawan was admitted to a medical facility for treatment.

“The unprovoked Pakistani aggression is being effectively retaliated,” he added. A woman Shaheena Begun was injured in Keran sector along the LoC in Kashmir in shelling by Pakistani troops this morning, officials said. They said the Indian army retaliated the “unprovoked” Pakistani aggression “in equal measure”.

Pakistan Rangers also indulged in cross-border firing and shelling in RS Pura and Kathua sectors along the International Border. BSF constable Nitin Subhash sustained grievous injuries last evening when an explosion inside the chamber of the long range weapon led to a recoil while he was firing in retaliation to ceasefire violation from across the LoC in Machchil sector, BSF IG (Kashmir) Vikash Chandra said.

Four army and three BSF personnel have died in the latest escalation along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. In last night’s attack, one militant was also killed.

(With PTI inputs)

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    Khan Bhai
    Oct 30, 2016 at 12:55 am
    Inshaallah. Balochistan will be independent.
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      Yakobi
      Oct 30, 2016 at 4:36 am
      In hindou stupid dreams of a hindou, stupi d by birth.
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        IML sood
        Oct 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm
        Now each and every patriotic Indian will support our brave jawans and some anti national with their fake ideny still have some reservations in their minds.Even some political leaders whom people know very well will still try to find faults in present Govt. handling stan and in that case what treatments such politician deserve is well known to enlightened public today.
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Oct 30, 2016 at 12:31 am
          A very happy DEEPAWALI to the brave Indian soldiers who are sacrificing their life,---condolence to those brave hearts who got martyrd for the safe guard of people and nation,---best wishes to you bravehearts and you are not alone,---Indians from around the globe are with you,---happy DEEPAWALI ,---Om Namah Shivaay,--Vande Mataram,---Jai Hind.
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Oct 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm
            Porkistanis wil soon witness a repeat and action-replay of 1971,---it is building up to that point where PORKISTAN will be not divided but this time wiped out from world map.
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              MyTake
              Oct 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm
              Give people the opportunity to show their respect to the dead by crowd funding the education of the children of all those who are killed in the war unleashed by stan. This will bring together those who are giving their life to protect the people and who are being protected but want to do something for the dead and their families.
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                MyTake
                Oct 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm
                Good job!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Give atleast twice the favor of what stan invests in! At last a Govt. works more than it talks! In the worst case it matches its word with action! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Due to past "roll over" affect it will, however, take some time for message to sink in to the player's mind!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Best thing will be to use the "opportunity" created by stan to clear of everything in sight atleast for 500 meters across for better visibility in future. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;[Hope the Green Tribunal of India will not come up with "objection" for "destruction" of vegetation !!]
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                  MyTake
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                  Suggestion to stan:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If you really want to engage third party to "solve" the problem between stan and India, ask a party of your choice to come and monitor who fires the first shot! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;[This is not a friendly but a neutral advice since no one really can be a friend to stan in true sense of the word!]
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