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Jawan martyred in Pakistan firing in Mendhar sector of Poonch district

According to police, the soldier was killed in Mendhar sector in a sniper fire from the Pakistani side late on Monday evening.

India TV News Desk, Jammu [ Published on: April 18, 2017 10:16 IST ]
Representational pic - Jawan martyred in Pakistan firing in
Representational pic - Jawan martyred in Pakistan firing in Mendhar sector

An Indian Army soldier was martyred in Pakistan firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district today.

According to police, the soldier was killed in Mendhar sector in a sniper fire from the Pakistani side late on Monday evening. 

Pakistan Army had also continued indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling in Naushera sector of the LoC in Rajouri district on Monday, police said. 

Dozens of cattle were killed on the Indian side in the indiscriminate shelling and firing, police said, adding that Army retaliated strongly.

Exchange of fire between the two sides which started at 8 am on Monday had continued till late evening. 

Also in the Naushera sector of the Rajouri district, Pakistani troops had on Monday initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on Indian positions.

They used small arms, automatics and mortars, police said. 

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