Army Captain Among 4 Soldiers Killed In Pakistan Ceasefire Violation In J&K's Rajouri

| February 5 , 2018 , 10:15 IST

A 22-year-old army captain was among the 4 soldiers of the Indian Army that were killed in cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, in which 2 others were also injured.

According to official sources, the Pakistani Army opened fire on the Indian Army's posts on Sunday in the Bhimber Gali sector, to which "The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, and heavy damage has been inflicted on Pakistani posts," an Army spokesperson said, vowing "a befitting response".

Army Captain Kapil Kundu, from Ransika village in Gurgaon district, is the second Army officer to have died in the past 40 days due to Pakistan's firing. The other soldiers that were killed in the ceasefire violation have been identified as riflemen Ram Avtar and Shubam Singh, and havaldar Roshan Lal.

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Apart from the Rajouri district, the Pakistani forces also violated the ceasefire in the Sunderbani area on Sunday, injuring a BSF assistant sub-inspector. Following the ceasefire violations, 84 schools in the area have been ordered to close for the next 3 days.

"In wake of ceasefire violation, we have closed all 84 schools as a precautionary measure & have pressed into action our emergency evacuation teams. We have established relief camps & will be shifting people there in case of emergency," said SI Choudhary, Rajouri DC.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed her condolences.

"Pained to hear that three soldiers were killed & two injured along the Line of Control in Rajouri. My condolences to the deceased's families," she tweeted.