Army jawan killed in unprovoked firing by Pak
AN Army jawan was on Saturday 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 (BoP) in Arnia sector.
An Army personnel was also killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on December 31 last year.
TWO INJURED IN ARMY FIRING ON SRINAGAR OUTSKIRTS: TWO persons were injured on Saturday in Srinagar district when soldiers fired at a vehicle, police said.
A senior police officer said the incident took place in Shalteng area in the outskirts of the city.
“Army has said that they had inputs about movement of militants in the area. One vehicle was signaled to stop, but it refused to do so after which a few shots were fired by the soldiers, injuring two persons. Both the injured have been shifted to hospital. Attending doctors said their condition is stable. A case has been registered and the exact details are being ascertained,” officer said.