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Jammu and Kashmir: 3 Indian Army jawans killed in Pakistan firing

Jammu and Kashmir: 3 Indian Army jawans killed in Pakistan firing

India Blooms News Service | 24 Dec 2017, 03:07 am

Srinagar, Dec 23 (IBNS): Three soldiers, including an officer, were killed and two others sustained injuries after their patrol party was attacked by Pakistan Rangers at Keri area along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on Saturday.

Army's Udhampur based defence Spokesman Col NN Joshi said Pakistan Rangers, in “violation of ceasefire”, opened fire upon the army posts near Keri in Nowshera sector along the LoC.

Five soldiers, including a Major, suffered injuries and were evacuated to military hospital.

However, among the injured, three soldiers, including the major, succumbed later, the spokesman said, adding the soldiers manning the fence retaliated the fire strongly and effectively.

Defence sources identified the deceased as Army Major, Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas (32) of Bhandara district in Maharashtra, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh (34) of Amritsar district in Punjab and Sepoy Pargat Singh (30) Karnal district in Haryana and Lance Naik Gurmeet Singh. The soldiers belonged to 2 Sikh Regment under 120 Infantry Brigade Battalion.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh paid tributes to the Army Major and three jawans.

The Chief Minister has conveyed her heartfelt sympathies to the families of slain soldiers.

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

Jammu and Kashmir: 3 Indian Army jawans killed in Pakistan firing

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