CRPF Jawan Killed As Terrorists Hurl Grenade At Patrolling Party (Photo Credit: PTI)
vOne CRPF jawan was killed and another injured on Tuesday when terrorist hurled a grenade at a patrolling party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Head Constable Shiv Lal Neetam was killed in the incident in Bijbehara on Tuesday evening. A man threw a grenade at a CRPF patrolling party and ran away, the officials said.
The jawans received splinter injuries and were rushed to local hospital where Neetam was declared brought dead, they said.
Earlier, on Monday Pakistani troops engaged in firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of the ceasefire, officials said. Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire along the LoC by firing from small arms and shelling with mortars in the Mankote sector, a defence spokesman said. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, he said. There were a total of 646 incidents of ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) as well as the Line of Control (LoC) between January 1 and February 23 this year, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said on Wednesday.
Over 3,200 ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops were recorded in 2019. Earlier on Friday, Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire again by resorting to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. According to reports, the shelling began on Thursday night and continued till Friday morning.