Jawan martyred, civilian injured in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J&K’s Poonch

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An Army jawan was martyred on Sunday as Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling at Indian positions along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.

The jawan died in Rajouri sector where Pakistani troops targeted Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sector of Poonch district.

“Gur Sevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment was martyred in Pakistan firing today (Sunday),” defence sources told  here, adding that the ceasefire violation also continues in Balnoi area of the district.

The injured civilians was rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate medical aid.

At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing which has been started by Pakistan army at 8:30 am to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.

“Indian army has effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on,” he said.

Sunday’s unprovoked ceasefire violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border.

The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani side has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani side of Kashmir.

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