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Army Jawan Killed in Firing by Pakistani Troops Near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera Sector

According to sources, the Pakistani troops initiated small arms fire in Mendhar and Balakote areas around 11.30 am, and started intense mortar shelling by 1.20 pm.

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Updated:October 22, 2019, 9:07 PM IST
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Army Jawan Killed in Firing by Pakistani Troops Near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera Sector
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New Delhi: A Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army was killed on Tuesday as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts. The JCO was deployed at a post in the Nowshera sector.

According to sources, the Pakistani troops initiated small arms fire in Mendhar and Balakote areas around 11.30 am, and started intense mortar shelling by 1.20 pm. "There have been civilian injuries too in the shelling," said sources.

The violation came two days after the Indian Army on Sunday destroyed four terror camps and Pakistani military positions with artillery fire in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The attack was in retaliation to ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army that were meant to assist infiltrators in Tangdhar sector.

On Monday, the Indian Army had acceded to Pakistan Army's demand, put through established channels of communication, that no ceasefire violations should be undertaken as a group of diplomats and journalists were to be taken on a tour along the LoC.

On the intervening night of October 19 and 20, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the death of two soldiers and a civilian. As per Army sources, kids have been restrained from attending schools along the LoC with incessant ceasefire violation from Pakistan.

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