Capt, 3 jawans killed in Rajouri LoC firing

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New Delhi: An Army Captain and three soldiers were killed in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing the Indian troops to retaliate.
The slain soldiers were identified as Captain Kapil Kundu (22) from Ransika village in Pataudi (Gurugram); Rifleman Ramavatar (27) from Baraka village in Gwalior (MP); Rifleman Subham Singh (23) from Mukandpur Choudharian village in Kathua (J&K); and Havildar Roshan Lal (42) of Ghagwal in Samba (J&K).
Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of missiles, mortars, automatic weapons and small arms along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district around 3.30 pm, an Army statement said.
This is for the first time that missiles have been used this year by Pakistani army to target Indian Army posts.
Since January 13, five soldiers have died in LoC firing.
β€œMartyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain. The unprovoked action by Pakistani Army will be given a befitting response,” the statement added.
The captain was six days short of his 23rd birthday, the PTI reported quoting a senior army officer.

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