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India Army destroys four Pakistani posts after jawan’s mutilation

According to Army officials, India carried out massive fire assault in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, inflicting "heavy casualties"
File Pic : Indian army at the LOC

The India Army has reportedly destroyed four Pakistani posts, vowing revenge for the killing of an Indian soldier by terrorists on Friday near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Army officials, India carried out massive fire assault in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, inflicting “heavy casualties”.

Terrorist on Friday killed an Indian soldier and mutilated his body during an encounter. The terrorists, who were given cover fire by Pakistan army, crossed the Line of Control in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmiron Friday night, media reported.

Army officials said the soldier, Sepoy Mandeep Singh, who died in the attack, was 27 years old.

“In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one soldier was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan army,” an army spokesperson earlier said. The Army had ensured that “the incident will be responded to appropriately.”

Responding to the encounter, Home Minister Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “I want to assure the nation that the security forces are giving befitting reply to the firing from Pakistan. We will not bow down before anyone.”

The India-Pakistan border areas have been on high alert after the Uri attack and following surgical strike against Pakistani terrorists by Indian Army.

In another recent incident, 15 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops after ceasefire violation along the border, the Border Security Force stated. BSF officials also said the Indian Army killed seven Pakistani soldiers along the International Border last week.

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