Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 July 2019, 11:18 PM
No loss of life or any damage to property has been reported. (File Photo)
No loss of life or any damage to property has been reported. (File Photo)

The Pakistan Rangers on Friday violated ceasefire in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. No loss of life or any damage to property has been reported in the ceasefire violation that took place around 9 pm.

Pakistan initially resorted to unprovoked firing of small arms followed by mortars shelling along Line of Control (LoC), promoting Indian Army to retaliate effectively.

“Pakistan violated ceasefire in Nowshera Sector of District Rajouri around 9 pm today. Indian Army is retaliating,” reported news agency ANI.

Earlier on Tuesday, Pakistan rangers violated ceasefire targeting border out posts at International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

An army jawan was killed and three others were injured on Monday in mortar shelling and firing by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control in Salotri forward area of Poonch district.

"From around 1600 hours onwards on Tuesday, the Pakistan Ranges opened unprovoked intermittent firing of small arms towards the Indian side in Hirangar sector," said the BSF PRO.

The BSF troops returned the fire which was localised to a limited stretch in Hiranagar sector, they said.

"No loss of life or damage of any kind occurred. The firing has stopped from both ends and no other area is affected as of now," the PRO said.

The Army jawan killed on Monday in the shelling by the Pakistan army along the Loc in Poonch has been identified as Lance Naik Mohammad Jawed, said the Defence PRO.

Lance Naik Mohammad Jawed, 28, belonged to Marrar village of Morrahi tehsil in Khagaria district of Bihar and is survived by his wife.

"Lance Naik Mohammad Jawed was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the Defence PRO said.

First Published: Friday, July 05, 2019 11:02 PM
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