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J-K: Soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pak in Rajouri

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An Army rifleman was killed on Thursday after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.The soldier identified as 24-year-old Indian Army rifleman Yash Paul lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector, officials said. "Pakistani forces on Thursday violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy shelling with mortar along the LoC in Sunderbani and Nowshera Sectors in Rajouri district," officials said. The Pakistani forces started firing in Sunderbani area this morning while firing at Nowshera sector begin around 2.45 pm. The Indian Army retaliating strongly and effectively to the firing from the other side of the border.

Earlier this week, a soldier was killed and three civilians were injured when Pakistani troops fired across the LoC in Rajouri district.

After taking note of the grave situation at borders, the Army on Wednesday provided advanced sniper rifles to its troops posted along the LoC in the Kashmir Valley and Jammu region to retaliate ceasefire violation by Pakistan.Top Army sources informed ANI that the new sniper rifles were recently provided to some of the units in the Kashmir valley and Jammu region on the LoC and they were used effectively against Pakistani positions, which have been attacking Indian posts and personnel.

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First Published: Thu, March 21 2019. 17:23 IST