Army JCO killed as India-Pakistan exchange gunfire along LoC in Rajouri

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A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of army was killed in the fresh exchange of firing between Indian and Pakistani armies along the Line of Control in Nowshehra area of Rajouri district, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

Unnamed defence officials claimed that Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation early morning today and used small arms at Kalsiyan, Khanger, Bhawani areas along the LoC in Nowhshera sector of Rajouri. “A soldier sustained bullet injuries at Kalsiyan sector. He was immediately removed to the army facility, but he succumbed,” the defence official said.

He said that the killed JCO was posted on a forward post of Kalsiyan sector. This year so far 1790 CFV violations have been recorded along the LoC in J-K districts close to the LoC and International Border.

According to defence officials, the Pakistani army have frequently resorted to unprovoked CFV along the LoC post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year—(KNO)

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