J&K: Army soldier killed in unprovoked firing along LoC

Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane, 22, was from Khalane village of Dhule district in Maharashtra. He was severely injured and eventually succumbed to his injuries. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 14, 2018, 01.17 AM (IST)

An army jawan was killed in an unprovoked firing by Pakistan soldiers along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. 

The firing took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district around 2 pm and lasted for 15 minutes. The Indian army counter-attacked effectively, media reports said. 

The soldier, Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane, 22, was from Khalane village of Dhule district in Maharashtra. 

As per media reports, Bhadane was severely injured and eventually succumbed to his injuries. 

The incident happened following the killing of a BSF head constable after Pakistani forces "sniped" from across the International Border (IB) in Samba district.

In retaliation, the BSF destroyed two Pakistani mortar positions and also foiled an infiltration bid by gunning down a Pakistani intruder along the IB near Nikowal Border Out Post (BoP) in Arnia sector.

An army personnel was also killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on December 31 last year. 

Sepoy Jagsir Singh, 32, was killed when he was shot by Pakistani troops from across the border along the LoC in Rajouri district on the last day of 2017, the year which recorded the highest number of ceasefire violations in the past decade resulting in the death of 35 people, including 19 Army personnel and four BSF men.