September 2, 2020

JCO killed in cross LoC firing in Rajouri

Jammu/Sept,2 : A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed in the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday after Pakistan targeted the Indian position on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt Col Devender Anand, PRO (Defence) Jammu confirmed the killing of the JCO, saying the incident took place in Keri sector of Rajouri. Official sources said the officer of the rank of Naib Subedar was posted at a forward location in Keri sector and he suffered fatal injuries when Pakistan resorted to firing and shelling from across the LoC. The Army retaliated strongly to silence the enemy guns. On August 30, a JCO was killed in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. The deceased soldier was identified as Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh, a resident of village Goindwal Sahib in Amritsar’s Khadur Sahib Tehsil in Punjab.

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