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Army officer, 3 militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir


23 October 2019  

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NEW DELHI: An army officer was killed in a gunfight with terrorists who had sneaked into Indian territory after taking the cover of firing from the Pakistani side in Rajouri, officials said.

Similarly, two civilians sustained in cross-border shelling on villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Giving details of the Rajouri incident, a senior Army officer told PTI that a patrol team saw “suspicious movement” near the forward area along LoC in the Kalal belt of Nowshera sector and engaged with the terrorists.

In the ensuing gunfight, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the army was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries, he said, adding that Pakistani troops also fired at the Indian side in the sector.

The gunfight continued till reports last came in from the area, the officer said.

“Today, a JCO was killed in Nowshera sector,” a defense spokesman said in a brief statement following the fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Rajouri district.

(Agencies)

Publish Date : 23 October 2019 08:56 AM

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