Indian soldier killed in firing by Pakistani troops along LOC

Srinagar: An Indian soldier was killed today in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, the Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Army was killed after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and opened fire at forward posts in Keri sector, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army.

The JCO was critically injured in the Pakistani firing and later succumbed to injuries, reports said, quoting sources.

Pakistan also suffered casualties in the retaliatory action but the exact details are awaited. This was the second such incident in a week.


NT Bureau