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Army jawan killed in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan

ANI  |  Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) 

An army jawan, Sepoy Sudees Kumar, was martyred when Army initiated indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajauri sector on Sunday.

The responded appropriately to the unprovoked firing by the Army, said Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta in a statement issued here.

Sepoy Sudhees Kumar, 24, who hailed from Sambhal District of Uttar Pradesh, is survived by his wife.

Earlier today, opened unprovoked fire in Naushera sector to which the Indian troops gave a befitting reply.

A heavy gunbattle is underway and intermittent firing has been consistent since morning from Pakistan's side. No casualties have been reported from the Indian side.

This comes after a spree of ceasefire violations last week by after the surgical strikes conducted by the on 29 September to destroy terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Ever since, has stepped up cross-border firing and has violated the Line of Control ceasefire at least 20 times.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 23:03 IST