Jawan dies, death toll in Pakistan firing in Jammu and Kashmir climbs to 11

The dead included six civilians, three armymen and two BSF personnel.

January 21, 2018 11:39 am | Updated 11:39 am IST - Jammu

An Army jawan injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan succumbed to injuries last night, taking the death toll in the border firing in Jammu and Kashmir to 11 since Thursday, police said.

Sepoy C.K. Roy, posted in a forward post in Mankote sector of Poonch district, was injured in Pakistani firing on Saturday and succumbed to injuries at the military hospital last night, a police official said.

His death raised the number of persons killed in the Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in five districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri since Thursday to 11.

The dead included six civilians, three armymen and two BSF personnel.

While a BSF jawan and a teenaged girl were killed on Thursday, four persons — two civilians and one each BSF jawan and Army jawan — were killed and over 40 others, including two BSF personnel, injured in the Pakistani firing on Friday.

Three civilians and an Army jawan were killed and 16 others injured in the ceasefire violations on Saturday.

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