SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of Army was
killed on Tuesday in cross-LoC firing by Pakistani troops in Kupwara
district of Kashmir.
The JCO was hit by a Pakistani sniper near
the LoC in Nowgam sector and later succumbed to injuries, an Army
spokesman said in Srinagar.
He said Pakistan troops resorted to
firing on forward positions in the sector around 1300 hours, violating
the ceasefire once again.
The spokesman said the identity of the slain JCO, and other details of the incident will follow in due course.
August 19, Pakistan Rangers resorted to three rounds of firing on a BoP
along IB in Samba sector around 2230 hours without any casualty or
injury to anyone.
There have been 52 violations of the border
ceasefire agreement of 2003 by Pakistan in August and over 245 ceasefire
violations this year so far.
The latest incident came a few days
after Pakistan called off the NSA talks with India during which the
issue of terrorism was to be discussed as per the understanding reached
in Ufa, Russia, between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif.
Ufa, the two countries had also agreed that heads of border guards —
BSF and Pakistan Rangers — would meet soon to discuss how to bring peace
on the border.
There is still uncertainty on this meeting.
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