J-K: Army Jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Bhimber Gali

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2017 18:02 IST

Bhimber Gali (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 03 (ANI): An Army jawan on Tuesday lost his life in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhimber Gali village.

The jawan has been identified as Naik Mahendra Chemjung.

Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in KG sector. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.

However, in the exchange of fire, Naik Mahendra Chemjung was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries.

Naik Mahendra Chemjung aged 35 years, belonged to Chilingdin, Nepal and is survived by his wife Smt Nayan Kala Chemjung and one son.

Earlier in the day, a Border Security Force (BSF) Camp near Srinagar airport was attacked by three terrorists.

The terrorists were gunned down by the security forces during an encounter by the 182nd Battalion of the BSF located near the Airport and Air Force Station Gogoland.

Inspector General (IG) of Police, Kashmir, Munir Khan on Tuesday confirmed that three gunned down terrorists during an encounter belonged to terror outfit- Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

While, one BSF personnel also succumbed to his injuries post encounter. Some security personnel were also injured.

The area close to camp and the Kashmir Valley School were sealed to allow for the search and security operation to continue smoothly.

According to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Srinagar Airport has been shut down due to encounter which has now ended.

No flights are operating till the security clearance and the airport is under the CRPF security. (ANI)

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