Noushera, October 22: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday after being fired by a terrorist at a post, which is 500 metres inside the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Noushera sector. The area has been cordoned off, exchange of firing is underway between terrorists and security forces. Indian Army Destroys Three Mortar Shells Of Pakistan Army In Jammu & Kashmir.
This development come hours after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Mendhar and Balakote sectors in Pooch district and resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling. In the attack, two civilians were injured. The mortar shelling started around 1:20 pm and continued till 2 pm. Jammu And Kashmir: Indian Army Kills Three Terrorists in Ramban, Rescue Hostage; Soldier Martyred.
J&K: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army succumbed to injuries after being fired upon by terrorists at a post(500m inside the LoC) in Naushera sector earlier today. Area cordoned off, exchange of fire underway pic.twitter.com/tvEN6Wqc7W
— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2019
This is the first encounter in the valley since the Army destroyed four terror camps and Pakistan army positions across the LoC in an artillery attack on Sunday. The attack was a retaliation to ceasefire violations that was intended to assist infiltrators in Tangdhar sector.