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Indian Army Officer Killed By Pakistani Sniper In Cross-Border Firing

An Indian army soldier guards near fencing on the line of control near Balakot sector in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Monday, Aug.17, 2015. Despite a 2003 cease-fire, the two neighbors regularly trade fire, the latest coming as India celebrated Independence Day on Saturday. Pakistan observed it a day earlier. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

SRINAGAR — A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Army was killed today in cross-LoC firing by Pakistani troops in Kupwara district of Kashmir.

The JCO was hit by a Pakistani sniper near the LoC in Nowgam sector and later succumbed to injuries, an army spokesman said here.

He said Pakistan troops resorted to firing on forward positions in the sector around 1300 hours, violating the ceasefire once again.

The spokesman said the identity of the slain JCO, and other details of the incident will follow in due course.

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