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Indian Army jawan killed in Kashmir after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: An army jawan was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army which opened fire on Friday on Indian posts along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, after a day's lull.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Sunderbani sector at around 1805 hours on Friday. The army retaliated strongly and effectively", a defence spokesman said.

In the exchange, Rifleman Jayadrath Singh, hailing from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district, was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries, he said. The soldier is survived by his wife.

Atleast 11 persons, including nine soldiers, were killed and 18 people injured in 18 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this month.

The army also foiled 16 infiltration bids until 11 July in which the security forces killed 36 militants.

This year also saw 14 incidents of terrorist attacks on the army.

Published Date: Jul 22, 2017 08:35 AM | Updated Date: Jul 22, 2017 13:21 PM

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