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Army jawan killed in Pak firing

Army jawan killed in   Pak firing
Pakistan on Friday violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing an Indian Army jawan.

There have been six ceasefire violations in the past three days and a total 17 along the LoC and the international border in Jammu region since June 1 in which one civilian was killed and seven others were injured. "The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in the Naoshera sector along the LoC in Rajouri district around 0515 hours today," a defence spokesman said.

Indian troops returned the fire strongly and effectively.

Naik Bakhtawar Singh was injured in the exchange of fire.

He succumbed to his wounds while being evacuated to the military hospital, he said.
Singh (34), belonged to Hajipur village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district.
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