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Indian Army Jawan martyred as Pak violates ceasefire again

SRINAGAR: An Indian Army jawan was martyred in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday, officials said.

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“The unprovoked firing from across the border in Lam area of Nowshera sector took place around 1 am, resulting in critical injuries to a havaldar, who died later,” an army official has been quoted as saying by media.

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The Indian Army retaliated strongly to silence the Pakistani infiltrators, and cross-border firing between the two sides continued for quite some time, they added.

This comes days after 3 Indian army soldiers, a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, and three civilians (including a woman) have been killed while three army men have been injured in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.

“An infiltration bid was foiled in the Keran sector following which the Pakistan army resorted to ceasefire violation in multiple sectors in north Kashmir,” an official said.

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“Pakistan initiated unprovoked Ceasefire Violation along the LoC spread across multiple sectors to include Dawar, Keran, Uri & Naugam. Pakistan used Mortars & other weapons. Pakistan deliberately targeted civilian areas,” Rajesh Kalia, Srinagar based army PRO said.

In the aftermath of this incident, the Pakistan Government also reported several civilian casualties on its side of the border.

In the aftermath of the incident, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said it is highly deplorable that Pakistan chose a festive occasion to disrupt peace and perpetrate violence through coordinated firing along the length of the LoC in J&K.

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