Officer among four soldiers killed in firing along LoC in Rajouri; army vows retaliation

Four army men, including an officer, were killed and another wounded after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
Officer among four soldiers killed in firing along LoC in Rajouri; army vows retaliation

Four army men, including an officer, were killed and another wounded after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

"Indian Army has retaliated strongly and effectively on Pakistan Army posts. Martyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain," said an army spokesman.

He said that the casualties were reported after the Pakistan army opened fire on an army patrol around 12:15 pm in Topa Barat Gala in Keri area of Rajouri.

"Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh were grievously injured during the cease fire violation and succumbed to their injuries," said the spokesman.

Two other personnel also sustained injuries in the firing. "One of them, identified as Sepoy Gurmeet Singh, also succumbed," he said.

Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, 32, belonged to District Bhandara, Maharashtra and is survived by his wife Avoli Moharkar. 

Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, 34, belonged to District Amritsar in Punjab and is survived by his wife kuljit Kaur and a daughter.

Sepoy Pargat Singh, 30, belonged to District Karnal, Haryana and is survived by his wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son. 

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