Army jawan killed in Pak firing on LoC

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Jammu, Sep 21: An army jawan died after he received a bullet injury in cross-firing as Pakistani troops on Sunday, Sep 21 reportedly fired heavily at a forward Indian Post from across the border on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, sources here said.

''A sepoy identified as Chokin Tanchang of 1 Assam Regiment was critically wounded in cross-firing and died later,'' well-placed army sources told UNI, asserting, ''the bullets are still being exchanged in the ongoing cross-firing near village Tokriya, situated at the forward post on Indian side having around 300-400 houses.'' ''A heavy firing from across the border started around 1030 hrs at Kamya Post in Sabzian sub-sector of Poonch district and is still continuing with short intervals as a group of militants has successfully sneaked into the Indian territory under the covering fire from across the border,'' the sources added.

Meanwhile, a group of militants crossed over to this side of the fencing via Kabristan Post in Pakistan and was trapped by the army, close to Kalash Indian Post along the LoC, sources asserted.

Pakistan, however, had opened fire on the Indian forward Post Copra in Sabzian sub-sector of Poonch on Thursday night.

The ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan under the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) has been breached by the Pakistani troops in twin bordering districts of Poonch and Rajouri for around 35 times in the last two months, the sources asserted.


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