Indian Army Officer Killed in Pakistani Firing

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

Rajouri: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army was killed on Wednesday, amid ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt Col Devender Anand, PRO (Defence) Jammu, confirmed the killing of the JCO.
The officer was posted at a forward location in Tarkundi area and had suffered fatal injuries. Pakistan had reportedly resorted to firing and shelling from across the LoC and the army had retaliated strongly, defence sources said.

This was the second such incident in the past four days.

On August 30, a JCO was killed in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

This is the ninth soldier killed in exchange of fire along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri in the last three months, reports said.

Indian side says Pakistan has violated the ceasefire over 3,000 times along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir this year so far.

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