Pak Troops Violate Truce; One Jawan Killed along LoC

In an obvious infringement of truce, Pakistani troops on Tuesday opened fire on Indian army personnel along the Line of Control LoC in Balnoi area in Poonch district, killing one jawan.

“Pakistan violated ceasefire this morning when they opened fire on our troops deployed on a forward post at 1030 hours,” Brig General Staff (BGS) Gurdeep Singh of 16 Corps was quoted as saying by PTI.

He said that Lance Naik Dug Bahadur Gurung of 2nd Gorkha Rifles received bullet injuries in the firing and later died.

In response to a query about taking up the matter with Pakistan, Singh said, “The issue of ceasefire violation will be taken up with the Pakistani authorities and a protest will be lodged.”

He informed that Indian troops kept restraint and fired only 2-3 rounds in retaliation and that the situation is not tense in the area, some 230 km from Jammu.

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