Army warns of ‘appropriate response’ after Indian soldier killed, mutilated by terrorists near LoC

The incident, which occurred under 53 Infantry Brigade, comes amid increasing border tension between India and Pakistan.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: October 29, 2016 10:50 am
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THE ARMY said on Friday that a 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 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,” said a statement released by the Army’s Northern Command, headquartered in Udhampur.

“This act will invite an appropriate response,” said the statement. The Army said the incident reflected the barbarism that “pervades official and unofficial organisations across the border”.

The incident, which occurred under 53 Infantry Brigade, comes amid increasing border tension between India and Pakistan. Earlier on Friday, the Border Security Force (BSF) said that it had killed 15 Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory fire since the escalation of the situation at the border following the death of BSF constable Gurnam Singh, who was hit in a sniper attack on October 21 and died the next day. Pakistan, however, claimed that none of its personnel had been killed in border firing. A PTI report quoted the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying that the “Indian claims of killing any Pakistani soldier at the working boundary is absolutely baseless and untrue”.

Meanwhile, a woman was among two civilians killed in mortar shelling along the LoC in Jammu and Poonch districts on Friday. The woman, identified as Isma Begum of Malikpur, is reported to have sustained splinter injuries in the head, during mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in Balakote sector of Poonch. The other victim has been identified as Ajay Kumar of Gigrial in Pallanwala sector near Akhnoor, in Jammu district.

Four others, including two girls and a woman, were injured during shelling along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu region. The injured have been identified as Bawa Ram, 31, from Berra village, Sheetal Devi, 12, and Reeta Devi, 35, both from Pansar, and Zanif, 6, from Manyari.

Speaking to mediapersons after paying tribute to head constable Jitender Singh, who died in firing from across the border at Abdullian in R S Pura sector on Thursday, BSF Additional Director General Arun Kumar said they had killed 15 Pakistani Rangers so far. He said the Pakistani Rangers were being assisted by the Pakistani Army. “Under the cover of fire, they were also trying to push in terrorists. We have foiled two such attempts in recent days,” he said, adding that the BSF was giving a befitting reply and had inflicted heavy damage on the other side.

According to sources, nearly half-a-dozen Pakistani posts in Shakkergarh, Narowal and Chaprar areas have been damaged during retaliatory shelling by BSF. A defence ministry spokesperson, Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, said Pakistani troops were using “small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars” in Pallanwala, Sunderbani and Akhnoor sectors. The Indian Army was “responding appropriately and befittingly”, he added.

Meanwhile, the Army said a soldier was killed while foiling an infiltration bid near the LoC, in Tangdhar sector on Thursday.

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    Bmbay Rocker
    Oct 29, 2016 at 5:56 am
    When people anywhere in the world dies, it feels really bad.. But when little swines in stan school died, the news was heart warming. May the so called Allah bless them with death and destruction. The w world hates you, especially we Christians.
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      Yakobi
      Oct 29, 2016 at 5:40 am
      Learn to be human not, the one in hindrance to truth, a hindou criminal by faith, only thing needs to be cleansed is none, other then hind crime of hindrance to truth hindouism illegality by faith, a hind crime to be called faith, but nothing else but, a manifesto of hinduoism terrorism against humanity , called faith.
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        Yakobi
        Oct 29, 2016 at 5:27 am
        The best hindous hijras can do.
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          Yakobi
          Oct 29, 2016 at 5:33 am
          hind cry hindou hijra hind cry, luck of a shafted hindou hijra by birth,
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            Yakobi
            Oct 29, 2016 at 5:43 am
            in hindou stupid dreams of hindous stupids by birth,
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              Yakobi
              Oct 29, 2016 at 6:23 am
              to hind terrorize a hindou terrorist by faith is not, hindrance to truth hindouism sneaky, but deserving answer to hind sneakiness of hinduous crooks by faith. Get some medicine to alleviate your hindouism pain.
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                Yakobi
                Oct 29, 2016 at 6:27 am
                to hind terrorize a hindou terrorist by faith is not, hindrance to truth hindouism sneaky, but deserving answer to hind sneakiness of hinduous crooks by faith. Get some medicine to alleviate your hindouism pain.
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                  Jay
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 8:36 am
                  First deal with traitors within India. The Con Party leaders - one who went to stan to seek the enemy country support to topple the democratically elected government in India, and another who fondly called world dreaded terrorist as Osamaji, and the one who suppressed the terror link of Ishrat - all must be arrested and prosecuted for acting against India.
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                    Narasimham
                    Oct 29, 2016 at 12:36 am
                    There is know difference between terrorists and stanis and their soldiers hence no mercy finish them where ever they are.
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                      Kt govindan
                      Oct 29, 2016 at 1:47 pm
                      I request the govt to make safe zone in pok by military action so that people of border area live a normal life.this pak cant able to do any thing if we wish so. For that only apolitical decision by keeping sone influential leading countries should be taken in to confidence needed. A ruthless but swift action need of the hour apart from asking the high commssiin of pak to leave india immedeately.leastly stop feeding biriyani to hurieat on common men money.
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                        Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                        Oct 29, 2016 at 8:12 am
                        At a time chosen best for a brutal offensive retaliation by Indian commandos,---PORKY's will witness a action-replay of 1971 when Indian army tore PORKY's pig soldiers apart in thousand pieces,----even MO-HOMO-MAD scared to save PORKY's
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                          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                          Oct 29, 2016 at 7:40 am
                          Spelling error----its----MO-HOMO-MAD.
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                            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                            Oct 29, 2016 at 8:46 am
                            Time has now come to:----burn the satanic verses of the unholy book Quran,----destroy the bomb and weapon storage warehouse called Mecca,---isolate and ERIDICATE the MUZZIES,----start first from pokistan.----MO-HOMO-MAD murdabad.
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                              SubbuI
                              Oct 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm
                              WAR MONGER SANGHI EX PREPRACHARAK NALAYAK N MODI IS RESPOSIBLE FOR ALL THE KILLINGS OF OUR JAWANS.AND THIS NALAK DOES KHOON KI DALALI NOW. THE SAME FEKU FLOWN TO STHAN TO ATTEND BIRTHDAY OF ENEMEY SHARRIF AND BENT ON HIS MOTHER FEET TO BLESS INDIA AND GOT PATHANKOT IN REURN.SHAME ON THIS FOOL, IF HE HAS GUTS HE MUST DECLARE WAR ON STHAN TO AVENGE OUR SOLDIERS BLOOD
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                                aks
                                Oct 29, 2016 at 5:08 am
                                What is in their religion and society that turn them into barbarians?
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                                  arc
                                  Oct 29, 2016 at 5:59 am
                                  A surgical strike by terrorists. The cycle of bloodletting has begun with the killing of Wani. Mr Modi, congratulations on starting a perpetual war in Kashmir.
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                                    Tanveer Ashraf
                                    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm
                                    soldiers getting casualties at higher rate by snipper attacks of enemy moody being happy for upcoming elections by fooling people
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                                      aw
                                      Oct 29, 2016 at 7:25 pm
                                      Mullah's ISLAM is in flair in STAN and more than half of their army is theocratic medieval values believing creatures .Need to be handled with iron hand without getting involved into HIAN venture of improving their mind set and any friendship in next couple of decades .
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                                        Abdul Sami
                                        Oct 29, 2016 at 6:24 am
                                        Indian army is capable of taking action. But at the time of an important festival of joy in India these type of news must had been published after an action by the indian army in retaliation.
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                                          barath
                                          Oct 29, 2016 at 5:55 am
                                          can we get the head of dawwod ibrahim and head of chief of laskar and jaish(terrorist) ,this will be a good response or revenge
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                                            Balasubramanya
                                            Oct 29, 2016 at 1:55 pm
                                            Show this news item to our great Bollywood fraternity for an inspiration so that they can have more and more stani artists in their next films. After all their intention is making money and they are not meant charity.
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