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One BSF jawan martyred, 7 injured in Pak shelling in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri sector

One army jawan was martyred and three others were injured as Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, in third ceasefire violation in less than

India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: November 21, 2016 9:01 IST ]
BSF Jawan dead in Pak firing
Image Source : PTI BSF Jawan dead in Pak firing

One army jawan was martyred and seven  others were injured as Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, in third ceasefire violation in less than 24 hours.

"Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Manjakot sector of Rajouri district after midnight," the senior BSF official said. 

"One BSF trooper was killed, while three others -- four of the Army and three BSF troopers -- were injured," he added.

The Army said that four of its soldiers were also injured in another ceasefire violation by Pakistan during the night in Naushera sector.

"The firing is being responded to and will be responded to appropriately", the Northern Command of Indian Army said in a tweet.

Sunday's violation of ceasefire came a day after a Border Security Force or BSF jawan and a woman were injured and two houses damaged when Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri with mortar attacks and small arms fire.

On Saturday, Pakistan army resorted to violation of the ceasefire in the Nowshera sector and in the afternoon, they started firing in the Sunderbani sector targeting Indian posts and civilian areas.

On Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along the LoC in the Pallanwala sector of Jammu district.

Pakistani troops on Tuesday targeted Indian posts with heavy firing and shelling for four hours along the LoC in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

 

There have been a whopping 286 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops that have resulted in the death of 26 people, including 14 security personnel, since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK on September 29.

PTI inputs

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