Army man killed, three wounded in cross-LoC firing in Rajouri

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Jammu, Mar 18: An Army jawan was killed and 3 others injured in Rajouri as Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the second consecutive day along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Monday, officials said.
The incident occurred in Keri Battal forward area and further details are awaited, they said.
Around 5.30 am, the Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to shelling mortars bombs and firing of small arms along the LoC in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri district Monday, a defense spokesman said.
He said the Indian Army retaliated effectively.
Border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India’s pre-emptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured as Pakistan targeted dozens of villages in over 100 incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC in the state, especially in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, since then.