Captain, 3 jawans killed in Pak shelling in J-K''s Rajouri

JAMMU: An Army Captain, three jawans were killed and four other persons were injured on Sunday in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir forcing Indian troops to retaliate, officials said.

Captain, 3 jawans killed in Pak shelling in J-K''s Rajouri

Pakistan also shelled Shahpur sector of Poonch district. — Photo for representation

Tribune News Service

Jammu, February 4

An Army Captain, three jawans were killed and four other persons were injured on Sunday in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir forcing Indian troops to retaliate, officials said.

Pakistani forces opened unprovoked and heavy firing and shelling along LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district this evening, a senior army official told PTI.

In the heavy shelling, an officer and three jawans were killed and two others injured, they said, adding that Indian Army was giving a befitting reply as heavy exchanges were on.

The slain soldiers have been identified as: Capt Kapil Kundu who hailed from Ransika village, Pataudi tehsil, Gurugram; Rifleman Ramavatar of Baraka village in Gwalior; Rifleman Subham Singh of Mukand Pur Choudharian village in Kathua and Havildar Roshan Lal of Nicholas village in Samba district. 

Earlier today, a 15-year-old girl and a soldier were injured as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by targeting forward villages and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts, officials said.

With these casualties, 17 people, including nine security personnel, died and 70 were injured in Pakistani shelling and firing along the LoC and International Border in the Jammu region this year. — With PTI inputs

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