Indian JCO, 3 Pak soldiers killed in infiltration attempt

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  1. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    SRINAGAR: In the first major ceasefire violation in the Valley this year, an Indian junior commissioned officer (JCO) and three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a heavy exchange of fire on Thursday.

    The firing started on Wednesday when Indian troops challenged a group of infiltrators in the Keran sector of north Kashmir.

    Defence spokesman Lt Colonel J S Brar said Pakistani forces had been targeting Shalapathri post as a diversionary tactic to enable terrorists enter Jammu and Kashmir. He said heavy mortars and machine guns were used in the firing that started at 8pm on Wednesday.

    Col Brar said Indian troops noticed movement of heavily armed militants near the LoC on Wednesday and challenged them. The gunmen opened fire, fatally wounding Naib Subedar Gurdayal Singh. "Indian soldiers retaliated, forcing the infiltrators to flee back," he said.

    Pakistan army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told Geo News that three Pakistani soldiers were killed in the firing, which he said was "unprovoked." He identified the dead soldiers as belonging to irregular Mujahid battalion. Abbas said the soldiers had been moving between forward posts when they got lost in bad weather in the Neelam valley. He said a meeting has been requested with India to investigate the violation.

    Indian JCO, 3 Pak soldiers killed in infiltration attempt - The Times of India
     
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    RIP to JCO, may God give his family and friends strength to go though this tough time.
     
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    hmmm... seems IA has taken revenge of soldier's beheading...
    rip jco..
    death to PA
     

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