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Jammu and Kashmir: Soldier killed as Pakistani troops violate ceasefire

Sources said Havildar Karki is the third Indian soldier killed by Pakistani firing along the LoC in the Rajouri-Poonch districts over the past fortnight.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: June 23, 2020 1:56:15 am
Jammu and Kashmir encounter, Jammu encounter, Poonch encounter, encounter in Poonch, India news, Indian Express The exchange of fire between the two sides continued till 3.50 am, the official said. (Representational)

Pakistani troops on Monday violated the ceasefire along the LoC at Nowshera sector in J&K’s Rajouri district, leading to the death of one Indian soldier, officials said.

Defence PRO Lt Colonel Devender Anand identified the deceased as Havildar Dipak Karki.

According to Lt Col Anand, Pakistani troops initiated small arms fire and mortar shelling around 5.30 pm. Havildar Karki was critically injured, and he later succumbed to injuries, Lt Col Anand said, adding that Indian Army was retaliating befittingly.

Indian Army’s Havildar Dipak Karki lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Nowshera sector (J&K) along the Line of Control. (ANI)

Earlier, at about 3.30 pm, Pakistani troops had resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire in Poonch district’s Krishna Ghati sector. The Indian Army retaliated there as well.

Sources said Havildar Karki is the third Indian soldier killed by Pakistani firing along the LoC in the Rajouri-Poonch districts over the past fortnight.

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