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Soldier, civilian killed in ceasefire violation across LoC by Pakistani troops

12 August 2017

"Firing exchanges are continuing", the sources added.

An Army soldier was martyred while another was critically injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire on Saturday by shelling mortars and firing on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The deceased soldier belonged to Village Tarsana, district Morena, Madhya Pradesh. Some reports said that the Indian Army retaliated strongly to the ceasefire violation.

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"The Indian positions are effectively retaliating". "The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 5". He is survived by his wife Omavati Devi, one son and a daughter, the spokesperson said, adding that he was a fearless and honest soldier and the nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.

On Saturday morning, a civilian in Poonch lost his life after Pakistan resorted to shelling.

He said an army many identified as Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar, 42, died was grievously injured in the Pakistani troops firing.

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This year, Pakistani forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, a 40-year-old woman, Raqia Bi, was killed when a shell fired from across the border exploded in the verandah of her house around 5.20am.

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Soldier, civilian killed in ceasefire violation across LoC by Pakistani troops