Soldier killed in ceasefire violation along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A soldier was killed in an unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kalal sector of Nowshehra in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said today.

Officials said that Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) in Kalal sector Nowshehra late night yesterday in which a Havaldar rank soldier, Sambur Gurung,  sustained injuries. He was taken to Army hospital where he succumbed early this morning.

They further said that our troops were giving a befitting response to the Pakistani side. “The Pakistani rangers fired small arms and mortars. Our troops responded in a very effective manner,” the officials said.

After intense shelling at the outset, exchange of fire continued till wee hours today.

On July 7, a 63-year-old woman was killed in J&K’s Poonch district, in cross LoC firing. In Jammu region, the residents of Poonch district are living under constant fear due to the frequent CFVs by Pakistan forcing many residents who live close to the LoC in both the regions of J&K to migrate.

In Kashmir, many border residents are planning to migrate to safer places along with their livestock due to the intense shelling between the two sides.

This year a record number of 1,700 CFVs were reported in J&K, which is the highest in the past three years as far as the first six months of 2020 is concerned.

-CHK