Jawan martyred in Pakistani firing in J&K’s Naushera sector; Army inflicts heavy damage in retaliatory attacks

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JAMMU/NEW DELHI: One jawan was martyred in Naushera Sector on Tuesday as Pakistani troops shelled Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control.

The Army has retaliated strongly to provocations from across the border and inflicted heavy damage to Pakistani Army posts.

The exchange of fire is still under way.There has been firing by Pakistani troops in the sector since 8.45am today, a senior Army officer said.Earlier today, there was unprovoked ceasefire violation+ by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district from 1.45pm, a defence spokesman said.

They used 120mm mortar bombs and automatic weapons during the ceasefire violation, he said.

The Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire and resorted to firing in Mankote and Balakote areas of Mendhar sector in Poonch district on Monday.

On November 6, two Army jawans were killed and five others — two soldiers, a BSF officer and two women — were injured as Pakistani army opened fire in an attempt to facilitate two infiltration bids along the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district.

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