Army JCO Killed as Ind-Pak Troops Trade Fire Along LoC

  Indian forces personnel patrolling near the line of control – File Pic

Srinagar: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of army was killed in the fresh exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani armies along the Line of Control in Nowshehra area of Rajouri district, officials said Sunday.

Defence officials said that Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation early morning today and used small arms at Kalsiyan, Khanger, Bhawani areas along the LoC in Nowhshera sector of Rajouri. “A soldier sustained bullet injuries at Kalsiyan sector. He was immediately removed to the army facility, but he succumbed,” the defence official said.

An official said that the slain army personnel was deployed on a forward post at the Kalsiyan sector. The defence official said that Indian army was giving a befitting reply to the Pakistan side. This year, so far 1800 CFV violations have been recorded along the LoC in both regions of Kashmir and Jammu.

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