Jammu: An Army man was killed Saturday in alleged sniper fire by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
At about 0945 hours, “unprovoked ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan” in which one Army soldier was shot by a sniper. He succumbed to injuries, a defence spokesperson said.
Official sources said Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated to Pakistani firing effectively.
On November 6, a soldier was injured when he was hit by a sniper from across the border at Kalal in the Noushera sector of Rajouri, while a BSF tropper was injured in a separate incident of firing by Pakistan along the LoC in theManjakote area of the Rajouri-Poonch sector Friday.
The number of ceasefire violations this year by Pakistan has been the highest in the past eight years.
The first seven months of this year saw 52 deaths and 232 people getting injured in 1,435 ceasefire violations in the state, according to an RTI reply by the Home Ministry.