Army Soldier Killed, BSF Man Ends Life   

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JAMMU — A soldier was killed on Monday after Pakistani forces allegedly attacked Indian army posts along LoC in Keri Battal area of Akhnoor sector of Jammu district while a BSF personnel ended his life at a camp in Kupwara district.

 “Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the line of control (LoC). Own troops responded strongly and inflicted heavy damage to Pakistan Army posts and casualties to Pakistani soldiers, details of damage is yet to be ascertained,” a defence spokesman Lt Col Devinder Anand said in a statement.

In the incident, Rifleman Mohd Atif Shafi Alam Khan Pathan of Fatehganj District Vadodara, Gujarat, was critically injured. Pathan was airlifted to Army Hospital where he succumbed to injuries later, the spokesman said. 

 “Pathan was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The Nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, A 42-year old Border Security Force (BSF) personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Nowgam sector of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports said the BSF trooper namely SM Ravinder Kumar (No 020011625) of 77 Bn shot himself in his head inside his room at a camp in Nowgam.

As his colleagues heard fire sound, they rushed towards Ravinder’s room and found him in pool of blood, they said.

“They rushed him to nearby health facility where doctors who attended upon him declared him dead”.

A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation initiated.  


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