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Two porters killed, 2 jawans injured in Pak firing

Two porters were killed and two jawans injured today when Pakistani troops, violating the seven-year-old ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), fired on Indian positions.



Srinagar: Two porters were killed and two
jawans injured today when Pakistani troops, violating the
seven-year-old ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC),
fired on Indian positions at Machhil sector in Jammu and
Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts and
positions in Machhil sector, 140 kms from here, around 7.30 AM
without any provocation, defence spokesman Lt Col J S Brar
said.

Two porters were killed on the spot and two army
jawans injured in the firing, he said.

In 2003, India and Pakistan had announced a ceasefire
on the LoC.

The incident comes ahead of Indo-Pakistan foreign
secretary-level talks and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram`s
visit to Islamabad for the SAARC Interior Minister`s
Conference.

PTI

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