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Posted at: Oct 13, 2017, 1:48 AM; last updated: Oct 13, 2017, 11:25 AM (IST)

Jawan, civilian die as Pak opens fire in Krishna Ghati

Jammu/Rajouri, October 12

A soldier and a civilian porter were killed today as the Pakistani army opened fire on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Krishna Ghati sector.

Sources said five soldiers were also injured in the ceasefire violation. The Defence PRO said the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing with small arms and automatics from 10.35 am and the Indian Army retaliated strongly. The firing stopped in the afternoon. 

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The slain soldier has been identified as 21-year-old Sepoy TK Reddy from Obulapuram village of Andhra Pradesh. He is survived by his mother Gurrumma. The porter has been identified as 22-year-old Mohammed Zahir, a resident of Kalali village in Rajouri district of J&K.

A source said: “All the soldiers and the porter were injured or killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast that was planted to stop the illegal entry of anti-national elements into the Indian territory. Some bullets might have hit the IED, triggering the blast.” This month alone, the Pakistani army has violated the ceasefire agreement more than 10 times. — TNS

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