Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir; 1 soldier martyred

15 Jul , 2017 , 11:11 PM
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri sector; 1 soldier dead (Image: ANI)
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri sector; 1 soldier dead (Image: ANI)

Pakistan on Saturday resorted to shelling along the Line of Control in Rajouri’s Manjakote. As per reports, soldier, Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was martyred in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri sector.

Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, 35-year-old from border district of Poonch in J&K, was hit during the firing and shelling by the Pakistani troops on the Indian forward posts, the spokesman said.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 1330 hours today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” he said.

There was Pakistani firing and shelling along the LoC in Balakote, Panjgrian, Naika and Manjakote areas.

“In the fire exchange, Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries,” he said.

Naseer, who belonged to Ajout village of Poonch district, leaves behind wife Wasim Akhtar, he said.

Paying tributes to Naseer, the spokesman said he was a brave and sincere soldier who loved his job to the core.

“The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the spokesman added.

Earlier on Wednesday, two Army jawans were killed on Wednesday as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in the Keran sector of Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.

On Tuesday, three militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in central Kashmir's Budgam district.

On June 22, the Indian Army gunned down two terrorists and foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara's Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir along the LoC.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Saturday, July 15, 2017 06:16 PM
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