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Soldier Killed as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Kashmir's Rajouri

A statement issued by a defence spokesperson said the Pakistani troops initiated firing on Indian Army posts in Sunderbani sector around 6:05 pm.

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Updated:July 21, 2017, 11:29 PM IST
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Soldier Killed as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Kashmir's Rajouri
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Jammu: An Indian Army soldier was killed on Friday in firing by the Pakistani Army across the Line of Control in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

A statement issued by a defence spokesperson said the Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Sunderbani sector around 6:05 pm. Officials said the Indian army retaliated strongly and effectively.

“In the fire exchange, rifleman Jayadrath Singh was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries,” said officials, adding that the 28-year-old was from Bhagwanpur village in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Mamta Devi.

Earlier in the day, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Naugam sector for the third consecutive day and in Keran sector, but there were no casualties.

“Pakistani troops violated ceasefire again in Naugam sector on Friday by unprovoked firing towards our posts,” said an officer. This is the third ceasefire violation in Naugam sector within 24 hours.

An Army jawan was killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Naugam sector on Wednesday. Pakistan has violated ceasefire in north Kashmir six times in the last nine days.

On July 12, two soldiers - Lance Naik Ranjit Singh and Rifleman Satish Bhagat - were killed when they were targeted by Pakistani troops while manning forward posts in Keran sector of Kupwara district.

Another jawan was injured when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kamalkote area of Uri sector in Baramulla district.

Meanwhile, another ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported in the state's Poonch sector. According to sources, Indian Army jawans responded to unprovoked Pakistan firing with equal calibre weapons as forward posts and villages near the border came under enemy firing.

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| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
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