Army jawan killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri

Jammu: An Army jawan was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (July 10).

Pakistan troops opened fire and shelled forward posts along the LoC in Nowshera sector in the early hours on Friday. An Army personnel suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries, officials said.

“On July 10, Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation on the LoC in the Nowshera sector in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Own troops responded strongly to the enemy fire. In the incident, Havildar Sambur Gurung was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries,” a statement said.

“Havildar Sambur Gurung was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the statement read.

Officials said Indian troops guarding the borderline retaliated, resulting in exchanges.