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Army jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector

File photo. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 17, 2019, 01.23 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

An Indian army man Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa was killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on Saturday.

The 35-year-old had succumbed to his injuries in the firing. He was a resident of Dehradun.

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The firing began at around 6.30 am. 

Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing with small arms and mortar shells. The Indian Army is retaliating effectively.

Thapa's death is the seventh instance of casualty in ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year.