Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

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After resorting to indiscriminate heavy shelling and firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistani Army on Tuesday resorted to shelling in Rajouri district's Nowshera sector.

Around fifty students of a government high school were trapped in the shelling in Rajouri district's Naushera sector while twelve students of a primary school were rescued by the authorities.

The Indian jawans strongly retaliated to the firing, an Army spokesperson said. The children were asked to stay back after one of the mortar shells hit a school van, the authorities said.

He said the school is located at a height which had made the task of evacuation hard.

Police said that fifty students stuck in Middle School Sair in the same sector were being evacuated.

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Soldiers of the Indian Army Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday, a nine-year-old girl and and Army jawan were killed and three others were injured in Pak firing in the Rajouri-Poonch belt.

There were several ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army during the day.

On July 12, two soldiers - Lance Naik Ranjit Singh and Rifleman Satish Bhagat - were killed when they were targetted by Pakistani troops while manning forward posts in Keran sector of Kupwara district.

In the exchange of fire, Naik Muddasar Ahmed was killed when mortar shells landed on his bunker.

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