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Soldier killed, another injured in Pakistan firing on LoC

Pkistan army violated ceasefire, resorting to unprovoked firing across the LoC in Chhamb sector.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2017 09:12 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Jammu
India,Pakistan,Line of Control
Jammu: Army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Balakot sector of Poonch at Jammu on July 19, 2017.(PTI)

An Indian soldier was killed and another was injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district, defence sources said.

According to the sources, Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing across the LoC in Chhamb sector at 6.05 p.m.

“One soldier identified as rifleman Jayadrath Singh was killed while another rifleman identified as Sachin Kumar was injured,” a source said, adding Indian troops were “effectively and strongly retaliating”.

The sources said Pakistan army initiated firing from Pimpal border outpost on their side of the LoC, while the Indian soldiers killed or injured were deployed at Goga-2 border outpost on the Indian side in Bhattal area of Chhamb sector.

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 23:17 IST