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Ceasefire Violation: Four soldiers martyred in Pak shelling


KARISHMA SRIVASTAVA 05/02/2018 12:03:31
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Ceasefir violation, pak shelling 4 soldiers killed- Newstimes news

Srinagar, Feb 5:  Four soldiers including one army captain were killed and four people injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri district on Sunday, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

   Indian troops retaliated

The Indian Army said it was responding appropriately. "Pakistan used small arms, automatics, mortars and missiles in the unprovoked firing," it said.

"Earlier in the day, two teenagers and a jawan were injured in Shahpur sector of Poonch district in the shelling from across the border which started on Sunday morning and was continuing intermittently," a police official said.

   Officer aged 22

The dead officer and jawans of 15 JAKLI Battalion of 25 Infantry Division have been identified as Captain Kapil Kundu, 22, of Ransika village in Pataudi tehsil of Haryana, Havildar Roshan Lal, 43, of Samba district in J&K, Rifleman Ram Avtar, 28, of Baraka village in Gwalior, and Rifleman Shubam Singh, 23, of Kathua district in J&K.
“The martyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain, and the Pakistani Army will be given a befitting response,” the spokesperson said.

   Ceasefire violation spike

There were 860 ceasefire violations along the LoC last year, including 147 in December. There were 271 ceasefire violations in 2016, a climbdown from 387 violations in 2015.

Schools situated closed to LoC and the international border were closed  for a week for the security of the residents. Hundreds have abandoned their homes close to the border, leaving behind cattle and crops.

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