Army jawan killed in un­pro­voked fir­ing by Pak

The Hitavada - - NATION -

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.

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