JK CM pays tributes to 4 Army personnel killed in Pak firing

JK CM pays tributes to 4 Army personnel killed in Pak firing

The cross-border firing by Pakistan army that killed a major and three soldiers at Keri in J&K's Rajouri sector on Saturday came towards the end of a year that saw over 780 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the 778km Line of Control and 120 along the 198km worldwide border.

"One major, three soldiers got killed in cross border firing by Pakistan troops in Bhimber Gali area of Keri sector on Saturday afternoon at around 1215 hours", official spokesperson here said.

Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas and three jawans were injured in the attack seriously who later succumbed to injuries.

He said that Indian side gave befitted reply by retaliating effectively to the ceasefire violation. There was no immediate reaction from Pakistan.

An army major was among four Indian soldiers killed in a cross-border shooting along the de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between Pakistan and India, an official said, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency. "Two other personnel also sustained injuries and are undergoing treatment", the spokesman said. Meanwhile, the army said in a statement that Indian soldiers have responded silently.

Four army soldier, including a major, who were on patrolling duty, were killed in Pakistani shelling as Indian army strongly retaliated resulting in exchanges which were going on intermittently till evening, they said.

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Hailing from Bhandara in Maharashtra, Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, 32, is survived by wife Avoli Moharkar.

In the past, the Indian army has blamed a combination of the Pakistani army's border action team and militants for carrying out operations along the Line of Control.

Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan claim the divided Kashmir region in its entirety and have fought two wars over it.

The Chief Minister has conveyed her heartfelt sympathies to their families.

The latest violation of the ceasefire agreement took place at a time when Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was camping in Rajouri district headquarters to address people's grievances, they said.

The Deputy CM while expressing condolences with the bereaved families prayed for eternal peace to their departed souls.

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