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Army jawan killed in Pak firing on LoC in Rajouri

Army jawan killed in Pak firing on LoC in Rajouri
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Jammu, June 22 (UNI) An Army jawan was killed in a cross border firing along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
Defence spokesman Lt Colonel Devendra Anand here said that Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri.
"Own troops responded strongly to the enemy fire and in the incident, Havildar Dipak Karki was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries," he said.
The spokesman said that Havildar Dipak Karki was a brave, highly motivated and a sincere soldier.
"The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," he added.
Earlier, he said that about 0330 hours during wee hours, Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with Small Arms and shelling with Mortars along LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector, District Poonch.
Later at 0530 hours Pak again initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nowshera Sector of District Rajouri.
"Indian Army is retaliating befittingly to cross border firing," he said.
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