Indian soldier killed in Pakistani shelling on LoC

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Jammu, July 15 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed on Saturday in heavy shelling and firing by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

The soldier, identified as Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, was killed in Karkundi area on the LoC, an official said.

India on Saturday “strongly retaliated” to the Pakistani firing in Rajouri and Poonch districts.

“The Pakistan ceasefire violation started at 1.30 p.m. in both these places. They are using small arms, automatics and mortars. Indian positions have effectively and strongly retaliated at both these places,” the sources said.

“Shelling and firing exchanges were continuing at both places when last reports came,” the sources added.



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