An Army soldier, Mohammad Atif Shafi Alam Khan Pathan, belonging to Gujarat, was martyred on Monday when Pakistani troops targeted Indian positions along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Naushera sector.

An Army spokesman said that Rifleman Pathan was critically injured. He was air evacuated to Army Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

Rifleman Pathan belonged to Village Nawayard in Tehsil Fatehganj of District Vadodara, Gujarat and is survived by his parents, father Shafi Alam Khan Pathan and mother Habiban Banu.

The spokesman said Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC). Indian troops responded strongly and inflicted heavy damage to Pakistan Army posts and casualties to Pakistan soldiers. Details of damage are yet to be ascertained.