Two soldiers killed in shelling as Pakistan continues ceasefire violations along LoC
Another jawan was killed and two others suffered injuries as Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked shelling at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC).
Jammu: Another jawan was killed and two others suffered injuries as Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked shelling at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of Poonch district on Sunday.
This came hours after an Indian soldier was killed and a civilian was injured at the RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian forces have been aptly retaliating the heavy firing initiated by the Pakistani Rangers, that started at early hours today.
"CFV in Poonch Sector. Being strongly retaliated. Heavy damage to Pak posts. Own one soldier fatal, two injured," Indian Army's Northern Command took to its official Twitter handler to declare the incident.
Update CFV in Poonch Sector. Being strongly retaliated. Heavy damage to Pak posts. Own one soldier fatal, two injured.@adgpi
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) November 6, 2016
Earlier today, one jawan was martyred and a civilian received injuries during the ceasefire violations in Poonch district.
"Gur Sevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment was martyred in Pakistan firing today (Sunday)," defence sources told IANS here, adding that the ceasefire violation also continues in Balnoi area of the district.
"Indian army has effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on," he said.
The injured civilian was rushed to a nearby government hospital for immediate medical aid.
At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing which has been started by Pakistan army at 8:30 am to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.
Sunday's unprovoked ceasefire violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border.
This is the 100th incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, following
The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani side has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani side of Kashmir.