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Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation along LoC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An Army jawan was today killed in fresh ceasefire violation by along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's and district, a said.

Naik Thorat (31) was grievously injured in the exchange of firing in Krishna Ghati sector of district this evening and later succumbed to injuries, the said.

On Monday, two soldiers - rifleman Vinod Singh and rifleman Jaki Sharma, both hailing from - were killed in the ceasefire violation by Paksitan in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri, the said.

"Paksitani troops initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars along the LoC from 1400 hours in Nowshera sector of and from 1645 hours in Krishna Ghati sector," the said.

The gave a befitting reply and the exchange of fire between the two sides continued for quite some time, he said.

Popatrao was a resident of Fakirabad Wadi of district in He is survived by his wife.

"He was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the spokesman said.

His death took the number of Army personnel killed in the cross-border firing by in the twin districts since Monday to three and 15 security personnel this year.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 23:10 IST