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Army jawan killed as Pak violates ceasefire twice

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An jawan was killed as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice in the day today along the in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ceasefire violations by took place on a day when hosted leaders of a number of countries, including Russian President and Chinese President Xi Jinping, for BRICS and BIMSTEC Summits.

"There was ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along in Rajouri sector resulting in death of a soldier today," a senior Army officer said about the incident in the evening.

The area in which incident took place falls in Tarkundi belt of Rajouri district.

Earlier in the morning too, there was unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops who used small arms to target Indian forward areas in Naushera sector of the same district along the LoC, Defence PRO said.

Indian troops guarding the retaliated, he said, adding no one was injured in that exchange.

A senior Army officer said there have been over 25 ceasefire violations along the since the surgical strikes by in PoK on September 29 to dismantle terror launching pads.

In the firing and shelling, five civilians and four armymen have sustained injuries in Poonch district.

Nine Pakistani armymen have been injured in retaliatory action by Indian troops along

On October 8, Pakistani troops had fired on forward Indian posts along Mendhar-Krishnagati sector in Pooch district resulting in injuries to one jawan.

On October 5, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire thrice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting several Indian posts and civilian areas in three sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts.

Pakistani troops had on October 4 targeted 10 forward areas with mortar shelling and firing with five ceasefire violations on Indian posts and civilian areas along in four areas of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

They fired mortar bombs and used small and automatic weapons in Jhangar, Kalsian, Makri in Noushera sector of Rajouri district and Gigriyal, Platan, Damanu, Channi and Palanwala areas of Pallanwala sector of Jammu district and Balnoi, Krishnagati in Poonch district.

Pakistani troops had on October 3 violated the ceasefire four times and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Saujian, Shahpur-Kerni, Mandi and KG sectors in Poonch district.

On October 2, resorted to firing and shelling from 1915 hours along in forward areas in Pallanwala belt of Jammu district.

On October 1, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, RPGS and HMGS amid small arms firing along in Pallanwala sector in Akhnoor tehsil of Jammu district.

On September 30, Pakistani troops restored to small arms firing along the in Pallanwala, Chaprial, Samnam areas of Akhnoor sector of Jammu district.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 21:48 IST