Jammu | Jagran News Desk: An Army soldier was martyred and two others were seriously injured on Sunday in firing and shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement, the Indian Army said that the firing took place in Shahpur and Kirni sectors of the Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

"An Indian Army jawan lost his life in unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army in Poonch sector. The jawan was injured in the firing and succumbed to his injuries," Army officials were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

This is the third fatality in the Pakistani firing and shelling on forward posts and villages in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri this month.

The officials said the latest firing and shelling from across the border took place in Shahpur-Kerni sector on Saturday night, drawing strong retaliation by the Indian Army.

Three Indian Army personnel were injured in the Pakistani firing and were immediately evacuated to hospital, where one of them succumbed to injuries, the officials said.

They said the casualties suffered by the Pakistani Army in the retaliatory action were not known immediately.

On June 4, havaldar P Mathiazhagan fell to Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while on June 10, Naik Gurcharan Singh lost his life in a similar incident in Rajouri sector. 

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma