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Jawan killed in cross-border firing in J&K, probe ordered

November 25, 2007 16:40 IST

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A jawan was on Sunday killed in cross-border firing on a forward post along the Line of Control in Poonch district, which was termed by the army as "a hostile act".

There was firing on a forward post from across the LoC in which an army jawan was killed in Poonch sector, defence sources told PTI.

The jawan was on guard duty when the firing occurred on the LoC at pre-dawn, they said.

However, defence spokesman Col D Gowsami neither confirmed nor denied that the firing was a violation of the Indo-Pak ceasefire in the border areas.

"Our stand on the issue is clear. The death is due to hostile fire," he said, adding the army was probing the incident.




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