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Soldier, civilian killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation (Lead)

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Jammu | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
 
A woman and an army JCO were killed on Saturday in unprovoked breach of the LoC ceasefire by Pakistani soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.

Ruqia Bibi was killed in Pakistan firing on the LoC in Bakakot area of Mendhar sector in Poonch in the morning, police said.

Defence Ministry spokesman, Lt Col Manish Mehta said Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate ceasefire violation in Mendhar sector at 5.30 a.m.

"After Indian positions retaliated effectively, firing exchanges stopped in Mendhar sector at 6.45 a.m.

"Pakistan Army again initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Krishna Ghati sector at around 5 p.m. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively," he said, adding that in the exchange of fire, Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries.

Tomar, 42 years, belonged to village Tarsana in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district and is survived by his wife and a son and daughter.

"The martyred junior commissioned officer (JCO) was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," said Mehta.

Another soldier is reported to have been injured in Pakistan army's indiscriminate firing in the same sector.

--IANS sq/vd

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2017-08-12-20:44:09 (IANS)

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