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Jawan killed in fresh LoC firing; Pak envoy summoned

THE ASIAN AGE. | YUSUF JAMEEL
Published : Oct 4, 2017, 1:07 am IST
Updated : Oct 4, 2017, 1:08 am IST

A report said that the Army jawan was killed in a sniper attack from across the de facto border.

Army soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control in Poonch. (Photo: PTI)
 Army soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control in Poonch. (Photo: PTI)

Srinagar: An Army jawan was killed on Tuesday as the Pakistani troops continued to pound the Indian forward posts and civilian areas with mortars in different sectors of Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Poonch district. However, a report said that the Army jawan was killed in a sniper attack from across the de facto border.

Mn Monday, two minors were killed and 12 others, including women and children, were injured in the alleged Pakistani firing and shelling in Poonch’s Dhigwar, Kerni and Shahpur sectors. 

In New Delhi, Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shahand was summoned to the ministry of external affairs to lodge a protest against alleged unprovoked ceasefire violation by his Pakistani’s troops.

An MEA statement said that India conveyed to Pakistan that such deliberate targeting of civilians was not acceptable and was against humanitarian norms and practices. It added that India also expressed strong concern at continued unprovoked firing by Pakistan forces across the LoC and the International Boundary in violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding.

Tags: line of control, jawan killed, pakistani troops, 2003 ceasefire
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar