4 soldiers killed in Pakistan firing on LoC , 84 schools closed as a precautionary measure

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Jammu, Feb 4: Four Indian soldiers were killed and four other persons were injured on Sunday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts, defence officials said. According to media reports Pakistan launched the missile for attack.

Jawans who lost their lives in the ceasefire violation include Captain Kapil Kundu, Rifleman Ramavtar  Havaldar Roshan lal and Subham Singh.

“Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on the LoC in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri today (Sunday) evening with small arms, automatics and mortars. Three soldiers were killed and two others injured,” said a defence source.

“Indian positions are retaliating strongly and effectively,” said the source, adding that heavy firing exchanges are going on in the area.

For precautionary measures, almost 85 schools in the valley are closed, reported ANI.

Earlier on Sunday, a 15-year old girl and a soldier were injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation in Shahpur area of the LoC in Poonch district.

According to army officials, the firing started around 11 a.m. with Pakistani soldiers using small arms, automatics and mortars. Indian troops retaliated strongly, they added.


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