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Ceasefire violation: Four soldiers, including Army Captain, killed in Pakistani shelling

Two children, identified as Gulnaz Begum, 15, of Islamabad and Yasir Arif, 6, of Shahpur, sustained splinter injuries in the Pakistani firing. An Army jawan too was injured in shelling at Shahpur

Written by Arun Sharma , Sushant Singh | Jammu | Updated: February 5, 2018 1:01 pm
Four soldiers, including Army Captain, killed in Pakistani shelling Earlier in the day, a 15-year-old girl was injured after Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling, (File Photo)

An Army Captain and three jawans were killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri district on Sunday afternoon.

Army sources said the Pakistani troops used indirect firing weapons of higher calibre, which means either anti-tank missiles or artillery guns. The use of small arms, sources said, would not lead to such high casualties.

The dead officer and jawans of 15 JAKLI Battalion of 25 Infantry Division have been identified as Captain Kapil Kundu, 23, of Ransika village in Pataudi tehsil of Haryana, Havildar Roshan Lal, 43, of Samba district in J&K, Rifleman Ram Avtar, 28, of Baraka village in Gwalior, and Rifleman Shubam Singh, 23, of Kathua
district in J&K.

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According to Army sources, the incident occurred at around 3.30 pm. A jawan, Lance Naik Iqbal Ahmed, and a BSF Sub-Inspector were also injured in the heavy mortar shelling from across the border.

Sources said another soldier was injured along the LoC in Shahpur area of Poonch district. Two children, Gulnaz Begum, 15, and Yasir Arif, 6, were also injured in Poonch district.

According to sources, the shelling on Sunday started in Shahpur area of Poonch district around 11.15 am, spreading to Balakote sector in Mendhar and Manjakote in Rajouri district by 3.30 pm.

An Army spokesperson said the Indian troops were retaliating strongly and effectively, “inflicting heavy damage on Pakistani posts”.

“The martyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain, and the Pakistani Army will be given a befitting response,” the spokesperson said.

Ceasefire violations are at an all-time high this year. According to sources, there have been over 160 ceasefire violations along the LoC since the beginning of the year.

There were 860 ceasefire violations along the LoC last year, including 147 in December. There were 271 ceasefire violations in 2016, a climbdown from 387 violations in 2015.

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The shelling on Sunday came days after BSF personnel foiled an infiltration bid in Samba district on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, all the 84 schools in the border areas, from Subderbani to Manjakote in Rajouri district, have been closed for the next three days. Expressing grief over the death of soldiers, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti conveyed her condolences to their families.

In the past, infiltration during the snow-bound winter months has remained low. Consequently, there are fewer ceasefire violations, which are used by the Pakistani Army to provide covering fire to infiltrating groups of militants.

But this year, the snowfall has been among the lowest ever. The Indian Army has also been proactive in targeting Pakistani Army posts which act as launching pads for militants. This has led to a sharp increase in the number of ceasefire violations and in the calibre of weapons used by both sides.

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  1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
    Feb 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    Filthy,--Bible quotes:--Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters--brothers and sisters married and had S-E-X with each other--as they obeyed God’s command to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth, Adam lived to age 930, so he could have had hundreds of sons and daughters. Many sons married their own sisters and other sons married nieces or gra-nd-nieces to begin filling the earth. How else could two people carry out God’s command, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” If brothers had not married sisters, mankind would have died out in one generation,-I am against you," declares the LORD Almighty."I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness and the kingdoms your shame,------NA 3:5---Genesis 1:27-28, Jai hind.
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    1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
      Feb 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm
      The prophet Muhammad practiced THIGHING on his child bride, According to the fatwa, prophet Muhammad could not have s-e-x with his fiancée, Aisha when she was six due to her small size and age, the fatwa said that at age six, he would put his p-e-n-is between her thighs and massage it gently because he did not want to harm her. Imagine a man of fifty-one removing the clothes of a six-year-old girl and slipping his erect p-e-n-is between her thighs, rubbing her until he ejaculated and his se-m-en ran down her thighs. To this day, this is considered a benevolent act on the part of the adult male “not wanting to harm her.” What harm could be inflicted upon a young girl mentally and emotionally a grown man showing his p-e-n-is and stripping off her clothes and rubbing his male organ between her legs? ---Sahih al Bukhari, book 62, Hadith no.89,--Fatwa 31409,--Jai hind.
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      1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
        Feb 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm
        RYAN BUSTER---it's heartening to see,----When MULLASS MUZZIES and VETI-C-U--Nts invaded India,---instead of fighting back the invaders,--your great g-r-a-n-D mother was the first who bent over and spreaded her BUNG-H0LE and got her A-S-S H0LE poked and BUSTERED,---than out came your G-R-A-Nd mother than out came your mother than out came you a product of a rape child,--today you are licking the CELIBATE G-A-Y-KING RA-H0LEs lollypop who is half MULLASS MUZZIE and half VETI-C-U-Nt,--the descendant of the same invaders who tormented your ancestors,----and you were named by your mother as RYAN BUSTER because of your great G-r-a-n-d mothers bung-h0le--BUSTERED REAR,----Jai hind
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          Dillip Patnaik
          Feb 5, 2018 at 11:55 am
          It is time for PM and DM to resign. India needs strong diligent leadership.
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          1. Ryan:Hindu Terrorist Buster Ryan
            Feb 5, 2018 at 11:55 am
            A video clip from India has become the latest sensation on the internet as some women are seen worshipping a kangaroo dustbin placed for the first time outside the premises of a temple apparently mistaking it for deity. Women dressed in sari are seen anointing it with water, applying tilak and paying floral tribute to the kangaroo dustbin. People assume that the women might have mistaken the kangaroo dustbin for a deity as animals are venerated in Hinduism. But, what has taken everyone by surprise is that exotic kangaroos, unlike cows or other animals, have little connection with the Hindu mythologies. The act of Kangaroo worship seemed as if it is just out of Aamir Khan movie PK where he demonstrates how a simple stone gets converted into a god, which turned controversial.  According to this report by The Hindustan Times, thousands of people had thronged a ‘magical handpump’ in Fatehgarh Sahib district in Punjab in 2016 with the belief that its water can cure all their ills and end a
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            1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
              Feb 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm
              RYAN BUSTER---it's heartening to see,----When MULLASS MUZZIES and VETI-C-U--Nts invaded India,---instead of fighting back the invaders,--your great g-r-a-n-D mother was the first who bent over and spreaded her BUNG-H0LE and got her A-S-S H0LE poked and BUSTERED,---than out came your G-R-A-Nd mother than out came your mother than out came you a product of a rape child,--today you are licking the CELIBATE G-A-Y-KING RA-H0LEs lollypop who is half MULLASS MUZZIE and half VETI-C-U-Nt,--the descendant of the same invaders who tormented your ancestors,----and you were named by your mother as RYAN BUSTER because of your great G-r-a-n-d mothers bung-h0le--BUSTERED REAR,----Jai hind
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              1. Mohammad Dar
                Feb 5, 2018 at 10:53 pm
                hinduism supers ion of a hindu stupidest low.
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