BSF trooper killed, 7 soldiers hurt in LoC firing

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Jammu: After overnight ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, that left once BSF trooper dead and seven others wounded, the Pakistan Army started shelling and firing again on Monday in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

“Pakistan Army violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, they are using 120 mm mortars and automatics to target Indian Army, we are effectively responding,” Lt. Col. Manish Mehta told IANS.

During last night in Manjakot and Naushera sectors, one BSF head constable was killed while three others were wounded.

“Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Manjakot sector of Rajouri district after midnight,” the senior BSF official said.

“One BSF trooper was killed, while three others — four of the Army and three BSF troopers — were injured,” he added.

The Army said that four of its soldiers were also injured in another ceasefire violation by Pakistan during the night in Naushera sector.

Heavy shelling was still underway, the official added.

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