Army officer killed in Pak firing in J&K

RSTV Bureau
A JCO OF ARMY WAS KILLED IN CROSS LOC FIRING BY PAKISTANI TROOPS IN NOWGAM SECTOR OF KUPWARA DISTRICT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR  . (PTI GRAPHICS )

A JCO OF ARMY WAS KILLED IN CROSS LOC FIRING BY PAKISTANI TROOPS IN NOWGAM SECTOR OF KUPWARA DISTRICT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR . (PTI GRAPHICS )

An Army Officer was killed in firing on Tuesday afternoon by Pakistani troops in Kupwara district of Kashmir.

The Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was hit by a Pakistani sniper near the LoC in Nowgam sector and later succumbed to injuries, an army spokesman said.

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 15, five civilians were killed and at least 20 were injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for the seventh consecutive day by firing at several Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district.

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.

But Pakistan was not in the favour to follow the spirit of Simla and Ufa Agreements and was steadfast in holding talks with the separatists and discuss the Kashmir issue which was not the part of the agreement reached in Ufa.