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Army officer injured as Pak forces violate ceasefire along LoC in J-K’s Rajouri

Reports said the officer was hit by a sniper fire.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2017 21:30 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu
Junior Commissioned Officer,Jammu and Kashmir,Rajouri
Smoke rises due to a mortar shell fired by Pakistani Army near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on November 17, 2017.(PTI File Photo)

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.

Pak troops fired at forward posts along the LoC in Bhawani belt of Noushera sector in Rajouri last 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 December 7, 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 December 8 also, Pak 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.

First Published: Dec 10, 2017 21:30 IST