Soldier martyred in unprovoked cease fire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri sector

Fernando Stephens
July 16, 2017

Jammu: An Army jawan was martyred when the Pakistan army again on Saturday afternoon resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Manjakot area of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. "Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries", he said, further adding that Naseer is survived by his wife Wasim Akhtar, residing in Ajout village of Poonch district.

Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, the spokesperson of Defence Ministry, said 35-year-old Naseer died after Pakistani Rangers launched indiscriminate firing along the Line of Control at Rajouri sector at 1:40 PM.

The Pakistani firing and shelling was reported along the LoC in Balakote, Panjgrian, Naika and Manjakote areas.

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The firing is being retaliated strongly and effectively by Indian troops, a defense spokesman said.

Paying tributes to Naseer, the spokesman said he was a courageous and honest soldier who loved his job to the core. India's deputy high commissioner JP Singh was summoned by Pakistan's Director-General (South Asia and SAARC) Muhammad Faisal to the Foreign Office in Islamabad for the second consecutive day on July 9 over the alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the LoC.

In another incident on Saturday, one CRPF jawan was injured when militants lobbed a grenade at a security patrol team in the state's Kulgam.

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