Pak soldier killed in LoC firing
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, May 23: Indian and Pakistani troopers exchanged fire on the Line of Control in Poonch sector in which a Pakistani soldier was killed.
“Pakistan troops opened indiscriminate fire on five to six Indian Posts along the LoC in Krishnagati sub-sector, 210 km from Jammu this morning,” The Brigadier General Staff (BGS), 16 Corps, Brig Gurdeep Singh said.
He said the Indian troops retaliated resulting in heavy exchanges for nearly two hours. “There was no causality on this side,” Singh said. “It is a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops. The firing from Pakistani side is continuing intermittently.”
Meanwhile, in Islamabad, the army claimed that a Pakistani soldier was killed in the firing and demanded an immediate flag meeting to discuss the issue.
Sources said that this was the fifth incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in JK this month. “On May 1, Pakistani troops in Krishnagati belt of Poonch sector fired on four Indian posts. It was followed by ceasefire violation along International Border (IB) in Ballard post in Samba sector, where Pakistani Rangers fired on Indian border outposts. The incident was followed by a ceasefire violation along IB in Abdullaian BOP in Jammu sector when Pakistani Rangers fired on the Indian BOP and blew up border fencing on May 12. On May 18, two troopers were killed and three injured in cross-border firing by Pakistan,” sources added.
In Islamabad, the military on Sunday claimed that a Pakistani soldier was killed in the firing and demanded an immediate flag meeting to discuss the issue.
Mines explode along LoC
Several mines exploded along the Line of Control (LoC) on Indo-Pak border in Jammu’s Rajouri district on Sunday, police said.
They said fire erupted on the Pakistan side of forest along LoC and spread to Indian side in Keri sector of Noushera belt in Rajouri district last night. “Several mines exploded as a result of the fire,” said a police official.
He said army and police and forest officials later controlled the fire. “A forward post was also partially damaged in the fire,” he said. There was no loss of life or injury, he added.
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