Pak Army Shells Indian Posts, Jawan Killed


Srinagar: Days after the NSA level talks were called off between the nuclear armed neighbours, Pakistani Rangers on Tuesday resorted to unprovoked firing on the Indian army posts across the border killing a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO).

The JCO was hit by a Pakistani sniper near the LoC in Nowgam sector and later succumbed to injuries, an Army spokesman said in Srinagar. He said Pakistan troops resorted to firing on forward positions in the sector around 1300 hours, violating the ceasefire once again.

The spokesman said the identity of the slain JCO, and other details of the incident will follow in due course.

On August 19, Pakistan Rangers resorted to three rounds of firing on a BoP along IB in Samba sector around 2230 hours without any casualty or injury to anyone. There have been 52 violations of the border ceasefire agreement of 2003 by Pakistan in August and over 245 ceasefire violations this year so far.

The latest incident came a few days after Pakistan called off the NSA talks with India during which the issue of terrorism was to be discussed as per the understanding reached in Ufa, Russia, between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif.