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Army jawan killed in Pak firing in Poonch

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An jawan was killed in Pakistani firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of today.

There was a ceasefire violation by Army on a forward post along the in Mankote-Balnoie sector of the district, army sources said.

One jawan of the was injured in the sniper firing and later he succumbed to his injuries, they added.

Yesterday, an Army jawan was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the in the Uri sector of

On August 7, the Pakistani Army had violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the inBaba Khori belt of Naushera sector ofRajouri district.

Till August 1, there had been 285 such violations by the Army while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures of the

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 20:22 IST