J&K: Jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Naushera sector, firing continues

After Naushera sector, Pakistan resorted to heavy mortar shelling and gunfire at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts, an army official said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 6:39 pm
ceasefire violations, ceasefire, army, army jawan, jawan killed, soldier killed, J&K, kashmir, Nowshera, latest news There has been firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Nowshera sector since 8:45 AM, a senior Army officer said.

One Army jawan was killed in ceasefire violation in Naushera sector of Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday. There has been firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Naushera sector since 8:45 AM, a senior Army officer said. According to report, the exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani forces continues in the area.

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After Naushera sector, Pakistan resorted to heavy mortar shelling and gunfire at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts, an army official said.

Shelling commenced in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in the afternoon after Naushera sector of Rajouri in the morning, defence spokesman, Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said.

“Pakistan army used 120 mm mortars and automatics to target Indian positions in KG sector of the LoC in Poonch district. Pakistan shelling and firing started at 1.45 p.m.

“Our troops are adequately responding. Shelling and firing exchanges are still going on in the area,” he said.

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On November 6, two army jawans were killed and five others were injured as Pakistani army opened fire in an attempt to facilitate two infiltration bids along the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district. There have been over 100 ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after the surgical strike.

The worst-ever Pakistani shelling targeting civil population took place on November 1 when eight persons, including two children and four women, were killed and 22 others injured along the IB and the LoC in five sectors of J& K.