Army man killed in Pak firing along LoC in JK

An Indian soldier was on Sunday killed in Pakistani firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said.

Published: 16th October 2016 08:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2016 10:41 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

JAMMU: An army man was killed in unprovoked Pakistani firing on Indian army posts along Line of Control (LoC) in border district of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Defence spokesman in Jammu Lt Col Manish Mehta said Pakistani army resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on Army posts along the LoC in Rajouri district.

He said Indian Army responded appropriately to the unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Army.

“In the Pakistani firing, an army man Sepoy Sudees Kumar was killed,” Mehta said.

The deceased soldier, who hailed from Sambhal District of Uttar Pradesh, is survived by wife.

It is the first casualty of Indian army in the Pakistani firing and shelling along LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir after Army conducted surgical strikes on militant launch pads across LoC on September 28/29.

Today’s ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops comes after a week-long lull week along LoC and IB.

After the surgical strikes, Pakistani troops had been regularly firing and shelling Indian posts and civilian areas along LoC and IB.

There have been over 25 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC in J&K after surgical strikes by Army.

Due to the Pakistani shelling and firing, the authorities had to evacuate residents along border in Jammu province.

However, after return of “calm” to the frontiers, the border residents had returned to their homes.


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