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Army soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan forces

Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire by firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Naik Mahendra Chemjung was killed in the firing.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2017 17:42 IST
File Photo of Indian Army jawans patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
File Photo of Indian Army jawans patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo)

An Army jawan was killed on Tuesday as Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire by firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, an official said.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in the Krishna Ghati sector at around 1250 hours today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” a defence spokesman said.

In the exchange of fire, Naik Mahendra Chemjung was grievously injured and succumbed to injuries, he added.

Chemjung, 35, belonged to Chilingdin in Nepal and is survived by his wife Nayan Kala Chemjung and a son, the spokesman said.

“Chemjung was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” he added.

On Monday, two minors were killed and 12 civilians injured in cross-border shelling by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch district.

Five children were among the injured, the youngest being five-year-old Zobia Kousar, who was airlifted to a hospital in Jammu.