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Soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri

An Army soldier was killed and four others were injured Monday when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Rajouri district. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2019 14:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
The soldier has been identified as 24-year-old rifleman Yash Paul. He was from Udhampur in Jammu.
The soldier has been identified as 24-year-old rifleman Yash Paul. He was from Udhampur in Jammu.
         

An Army jawan was killed on Thursday in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

The soldier has been identified as 24-year-old rifleman Yash Paul. He was from Udhampur in Jammu.

Pakistan violated ceasefire by heavily shelling forward areas and posts with mortar bombs along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district Thursday, PTI reported.

Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.On Monday night, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to shelling with mortar bombs and firing of small arms along the LoC in Akhnoor and Sunderbani sectors, a defence spokesman had said.

An Army soldier was killed and four others were injured Monday when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Rajouri district.

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations -- 2,936 -- by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border. Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides

(with PTI inputs)

First Published: Mar 21, 2019 12:20 IST

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