Army foils two infiltration bids, jawan killed in encounter at KG sector

Sources said the Pakistani troops were targeting forward Indian positions in Salotri and Sagra areas of KG Sector since 7 am.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: November 6, 2016 2:27 pm
loc-759 Sources said the Pakistani troops were targeting forward Indian positions in Salotri and Sagra areas of KG Sector since 7 am. (file photo)

An Army jawan was killed on Sunday during an encounter with terrorists who were trying to crossover to the Indian side of the border from Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir. Troops posted along LoC foiled two infiltration bids in Krishna Ghati Sector. They noticed suspicious movement near the Line of Control and challenged the infiltrators, who opened fire. In the ensuring firefight, 23-year-old Sepoy Gursewak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment suffered a gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries. He hails from warana village in Amritsar and is survived by his father Shri Balvinder singh.

After a brief lull in cross-border firing along the Line of Control in Jammu region, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling Sunday morning. Sources said the Pakistani troops were targeting forward Indian positions in Salotri and Sagra areas of KG Sector since 7 am. The Indian Army was retaliating, they said.

On November 2, Pakistan had resorted to firing along the LoC was in BG sector. A day earlier, eight civilians were killed in unprovoked mortar shelling from across the border in Arnia and Rajouri respectively. In retaliatory fire, the BSF said that it destroyed 14 Pakistani posts opposite Arnia sector, besides causing heavy casualties among Rangers. Some civilians on the Pakistani side too were killed.