Indian Army officer, three soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 23, 2017

Three Indian army soldiers, including an officer, were killed and one other injured in alleged attack by Pakistani forces at the Keri (120 Infantry Brigade) Battalion area of Rajori in Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported.

"The Army faced three fatalities, including a Major and two jawans".

Another soldier was injured in the firing and he has been airlifted to hospital for treatment, according to a police officer.

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat yesterday said peace talks with Pakistan can take place only when it stops supporting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

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The deceased have been identified as Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Launce Naik Gurmail Singh and sepoy Pargat Singh.

Officials said maj Ambadas, 32, was from Bhandara district of Maharashtra and is survived by his wife Avoli. He also added that Indian troops were retaliating effectively.

Sepoy Pargat Singh (30) belonged to Karnal district in Haryana and is survived by wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son, the Army said. Indian side is now retaliating to this unprovoked ceasefire violation.

Defence sources, however, said four Army personnel were killed in the "unprovoked" firing.

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