Jawan martyred in Pakistani firing in J&K's Nowshera; 2 LeT terrorists killed in encounter in Baramulla

One jawan was martyred on Wednesday in Kupwara district as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling targetting Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Updated: Nov 09, 2016, 18:52 PM IST
Jawan martyred in Pakistani firing in J&K's Nowshera; 2 LeT terrorists killed in encounter in Baramulla
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Jammu: One jawan was martyred on Wednesday in Kupwara district as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling targetting Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. 

"One soldier martyred in Pak sniping at Machhal Sect .In retaliation fire assault with heavy weapons being directed on many Pak posts," Army's Northern Command tweeted.

The jawan was killed in firing from across the border in Machal sector in Kupwara district today. 

The Army has been retaliating strongly to unprovoked provocation from across the border and inflicted heavy damage to three Pakistan posts.

Meanwhile, an army soldier, who was wounded in Pak firing along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kahsmir, died today. 

"Naik Harindra Kumar Yadav sustained grievous injuries on Tuesday after Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate and unprovoked firing," army spokesperson Manish Mehta said.

"In the ensuing unprovoked shelling, a non-commissioned officer, Naik Prem Singh, was martyred on Tuesday. Yadav succumbed to injuries today (Wednesday)," Mehta said.

While Naik Prem Singh, 26, hailed from Shahar village of Barmer district in Rajasthan, and is survived by his wife; Naik Yadav, 30, is survived by his wife and three young children. He hailed from Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh.

In another development, two Lashkar-e Toiba terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in Watergam area of Baramulla district today. 

The terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in Watergam area of Baramulla district. Two weapons were recovered from their possession.

"#JKOps encounter at Darsu, North #Kashmir. Two terrorists  killed two weapons recovered. Ops in progress @adgpi," Army's Northern Command tweeted today. 

It may be recalled that Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire and resorted to firing in Mankote and Balakote areas of Mendhar Sector in Poonch district of the state yesterday.

In another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district from around 1:45 pm today. 

An Indian Army official said that Pakistani troops were using 120 mm mortars and automatic weapons to target Indian posts. Befitting reply is being given to them without any casualty on the Indian side, the official added.