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Soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

21 Janvier 2018

The Army jawan was identified as 23-year-old sepoy Mandeep Singh, a resident of Alampur village in Punjab's Sangrur.

He said Pakistani soldiers fired mortars and automatic gunfire at at least 15 posts in the Jammu region.

In Hiranagar (Kathua), sources said, nine civilians suffered injuries and five of them were nomads which included two women. Nearly entire International Border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and Line of Control in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch virtually faced war-like situation with intense shelling by Pakistani Rangers and army, retaliated very effectively by the Indian Army.

As many as 10 persons, including six civilians and four jawans, were killed and almost 50 including some jawans were injured in separate incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops.

According to reports, the Indian troops in a befitting reply gunned down around eight Pakistan Army personnel across the border in Shakargarh and Sialkot areas of Pakistan.

India and Pakistan have faced off for decades across the Line of Control separating parts of Kashmir held by both countries.

Four more civilians were martyred and 11 others injured on Friday in unprovoked Indian shelling at civilian population along Sialkot border on the second consecutive day.

Over 300 educational institutes have been closed for the next three days along the IB and LoC in Jammu region by authorities in the wake of tension along the Indo-Pak border due to shelling. Thursday and Friday witnessed more clashes along the IB in which one BSF jawan and two civilians were killed and 26 people, mostly civilians, injured. However, the villagers have not been evacuated so far, he said.

Stating that that there has been colossal damage in the affected border areas Veeri said and the deputy commissioners have been asked to sanction ex-gratia/ compensation as per the NDRF norms to the affected persons.

"We have established camps for the border migrants".

Soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan