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Terrorists kill Army jawan near LoC, mutilate his body

“Incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan,” an army spokesman said.


Srinagar:  An army jawan was on Friday killed in the gun battle with terrorists who later mutilated his body near the Line of Control in Macchil region of Kupwara district of Kashmir.

One militant was also killed in the encounter, army stated here on Friday night. “In the shoot-out close to the Line of Control on Friday evening, 1 army jawan was martyred and 1 terrorist was killed.

“The terrorists mutilated the body of the army jawan before escaping back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir with the help of firing by Pakistan Army,” an army spokesperson stated.

He stated the instance reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan. “The incident will be responded to appropriately,” he added.

Earlier, as many as 15 Pakistani border guards and soldiers were killed in Indian troops’ reactive fire along the International Border and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir during past 1 week, officials stated.

Though, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations discharged the claim. The Pakistan Rangers and regular army violated the ceasefire at various places along the International Border and the Line of Control by resorting to heavy small arms and mortar fire to target the Border Security Force and the Army forward posts and resident areas, officials in Jammu stated.

A woman resident 50-year-old Asma Begum and a boy Ajay were died in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control in Mendhar region of Poonch district and in Chamb sector of Jammu district, respectively, J&K’s deputy chief minister, Nirmal Singh stated.

Numerous border residents were wounded in the firing and shelling from across the International Border and Line of Control and were shifted to Jammu’s government medical college hospital. The BSF’s additional director general, Arun Kumar, stated that 13 Pakistan Rangers and 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian retaliation since October 21. The assessment by the BSF is based on calls monitored by Indian agencies. The intercepted calls were made from hospitals asking for help to treat the injured.

The latest combats have taken place in Rajouri, Samba, Abdullian, RS Pura and Suchetgarh sectors and sub-sectors of the Line of Control and the IB, the officials stated. They also stated that heavy mortar shells from Pakistan began around 5 am along the LoC’s Noushehra, Sundarbani and Pallanwala areas.

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