Army jawan killed in un­pro­voked Pak fir­ing

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Jammu, Jan. 13: An Army jawan was to­day killed in un­pro­voked fir­ing by Pak­istani troops along the Line of Con­trol ( LoC) in Jammu and Kash­mir’s Ra­jouri district, the Army said.

Pak­istan Army troops ini­ti­ated un­pro­voked fir­ing on In­dian posts from across the bor­der in the Sun­der­bani sec­tor, prompt­ing the In­dian troops guard­ing the LoC to re­tal­i­ate strongly and ef­fec­tively, an Army spokesman said.

Lance Naik Yo­gesh Mu­ralid­har Bhadane, 22, from Kha­lane vil­lage of Dhule district in Ma­ha­rash­tra, was crit­i­cally in­jured in the fir­ing and later suc­cumbed to his in­juries. Bhadane is sur­vived by his wife.

The in­ci­dent comes just days af­ter a BSF head con­sta­ble was killed af­ter Pak­istani forces “sniped” from across the In­ter­na­tional Bor­der in Samba district. In re­tal­i­a­tion, the BSF de­stroyed two Pak­istani mor­tar po­si­tions. It also foiled an in­fil­tra­tion bid by gun­ning down a Pak­istani in­truder along the IB near Nikowal bor­der out post in Ar­nia sec­tor.

An Army per­son­nel was also killed along the LoC in Ra­jouri district on De­cem­ber 31 last year. Se­poy Jagsir Singh, 32, was killed when he was shot by Pak­si­tani troops from across the bor­der along the LoC in Ra­jouri district on the last day of 2017.

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