J&K: One soldier killed, seven injured in Rajouri firing

Jammu, Nov 21, 2016: One Border Security Force (BSF) ranger was killed and seven others, including four army soldiers and three BSF troopers, were wounded on Monday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.

“Pakistan Army violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, they are using 120 mm mortars and automatics to target Indian Army, we are effectively responding,” Lt. Col. Manish Mehta told media.

During last night in Manjakot and Naushera sectors, one BSF head constable was killed while three others were wounded.

“Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Manjakot sector of Rajouri district after midnight,” the senior BSF official said.

“One BSF trooper was killed, while three others — four of the Army and three BSF troopers — were injured,” he added.

The Army said that four of its soldiers were also injured in another ceasefire violation by Pakistan during the night in Naushera sector.

Heavy shelling was still underway, the official added.

 Wefornews Bureau

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