Army JCO killed in cross-LoC firing
Jammu: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Army was killed on Wednesday in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources said.
“Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and opened fire at forward posts in Keri sector, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army,” the sources said.
The JCO was critically injured in the Pakistani firing and later succumbed to injuries, the sources said, adding Pakistan also suffered casualties in the retaliatory action but the exact details are awaited.
This was the second such incident in the past four days.
On August 30, a JCO was killed in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.
In another statement officials said that Pakistan Army personnel engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling in two sectors along the LoC in Poonch district on Wednesday.
“At about 1845 hours today, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors,” a defence spokesman said.
Indian Army personnel retaliated to the ceasefire violation befittingly, he said.