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India summons Pak diplomat over LoC firing, Nagrota encounter

An Indian soldier lost his life in unprovoked Pakistani firing on Saturday

Eastern Tims , New Delhi: Tensions continued to run high between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control. An Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district in the early hours of Saturday.

While Havildar Solanki Patil lost his life, Naik Sagar was injured.

On Saturday India summoned Pakistan’s charge d’affaires to register a strong protest over the unprovoked firing on Saturday and the Nagrota encounter on Thursday (November 19).

According to sources in the Ministry of External Affairs, India has raised concerns over terror incidents around the LoC and has demanded Pakistan stop supporting terrorists.

India has also made it clear that it would not hesitate to take necessary steps to safeguard the country.

Unprovoked firing

Commenting on Saturday’s attack in Rajouri district’s Naushera sector, Indian Army spokesperson Lt Col Devendra Anand said that Pakistani forces started firing around 1 am. The Indian side returned fire and the exchange of fire continued till 4 am.

Havildar Solanki Patil lost his life and Naik Sagar was injured in the firing.

Early on Thursday morning four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway near Nagrota. The terrorists were hiding in a truck.

According to official sources, the terrorists were planning a big strike on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Investigators said the terrorists were from Pakistan’s Punjab province. They were trained to carry out terror activities by JeM’s top leader Maulana Masood Azhar’s brother Mufti Azghar and JeM’s operational commander Zarar.

The arms, ammunition and mobile phones recovered from the terrorists clearly show a Pakistan imprint. The phones were made by Q Mobile, a Pakistani company.

J&K Police sources said that the terrorists were sent to disrupt the District Development Council elections set to take place from November 28.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan urging it to stop exporting terror and supporting terror groups. India has also demanded that Pakistan immediately dismantle terror camps on its soil.

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