Hardhan Chandra Roy

An Army jawan from Assam has been killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hardhan Chandra Roy, who hailed from Phutukibari-Medhipara under Sapatgram police station in lower Assam’s Dhubri district, was among the four Army jawan killed in Pakistan firing on Friday.

In a major flare-up along the LoC, 11 people including five soldiers were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in several areas in north Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, officials said.

Four soldiers of the army, a Border Security Force (BSF) sub-inspector and six civilians were killed in Pakistani firing.

Indian forces strongly retaliated to the shelling and army sources said there have been multiple casualties on the Pakistani side.

Around 6-7 Pakistan army soldiers, including two SSG (Special Service Group) commandos, have been killed and 10-12 injured, army sources said.

A number of Pakistani army bunkers, fuel dumps and launchpads were also destroyed and set on fire, they added.

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