Army JCO injured as Pakistan forces violate ceasefire in Rajouri's Noushera sector

Jammu: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was injured when the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, an army official said on Sunday.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Pakistan troops fired at forward posts along the LoC in Bhawani belt of Noushera sector in Rajouri on Saturday evening, an army officer said.

In the firing, one JCO, a subedar was injured, he said. The JCO was hospitalised and is reported to be stable, he added. Reports said he was hit by a sniper fire.

Earlier, on the night of 7 December, an army jawan was injured when Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatics and mortars along the LoC in Poonch sector's Digwar area.

Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, officials said.

On 8 December also, Pakistan Army resorted to firing and shelling in Kalal, Laam and Jangarh sub-sectors of Noushera sector in Rajouri district.

According to Union home ministry data, Pakistani forces have violated ceasefire 724 times along the international border and the LoC till October this year in comparison to 449 times in 2016.

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Updated Date: Dec 10, 2017 21:25:27 IST

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