Troops exchange fire at LoC, Indian army man killed

Srinagar: Indian and Pakistani forces continued to exchange fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

In the exchange of fire, an Indian army man was killed in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

Defence spokesperson, Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, said that he was yet to get the details, however, police confirmed one casualty on the Indian side in Kalsiyan area.

The deceased was on duty at a forward post, when a mortar shell allegedly fired from across the border exploded nearby.

The exchange of mortars and small arms fire started around 4 am.

For the past few days, there has been increase in ceasefire violations as mortar shelling and exchange of small arms fire at one or the other place continues almost on daily basis.

The Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday resorted to heavy automatics, mortars and small arms fire in Laam area of Nowshera.

Since May 1 this year, five people including an Army JCO and a BSF head constable have been killed and 12 others injured in the alleged cross LoC mortar shelling and small arms fire at frequent intervals on the Indian side of the de facto border in Rajouri and Poonch districts.

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