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Civilian injured in fresh ceasefire violations in J&K

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) injured in Pakistani firing died on Wednesday while a civilian was wounded in fresh ceasefire violations along the LoC in the Poonch-Rajouri belt of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistani troops also violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nowgam and Uri sectors for the second consecutive day, but there has been no casualty in these incidents, Army officials said. Officials said the Indian Army is retaliating the Pakistani aggression in equal measure.

‘Unprovoked firing’

“The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by small arms, automatics and mortars from 11.45 a.m. in the Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC),” a defence spokesman said.

“JCO Subedar Shashi Kumar, who was grievously injured during the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Naushera on Tuesday, and was treated at the Udhampur Command Hospital, succumbed to his injuries,” a defence spokesman said. The soldier was a native of the Galon village in the Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh. “His mortal remains are being sent to his native village,” the spokesman added.

Pakistan violated the ceasefire eight times in the past 24 hours.

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