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Army Jawan Killed In Ceasefire Violation In J&K's Poonch Sector

The jawan identified as sepoy Deepak Jaganath had suffered a bullet injury in the head.

09/03/2017 8:40 PM IST | Updated 09/03/2017 8:48 PM IST
Mukesh Gupta / Reuters

JAMMU -- An army jawan was killed on Thursday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Poonch sector in Jammu region.

Official sources said Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts around 1400 hours at Gulpur area which was effectively retaliated by the army.

The sources said the jawan was injured in the firing from across the border and he was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries this evening.

The jawan identified as sepoy Deepak Jaganath had suffered a bullet injury in the head.

There have been a number of ceasefire violations along the international border and the Line of Control this year.

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