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Army jawan, civilian porter killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation along LoC in Kashmir

Jammu: An Army jawan and a civilian porter were killed in Pakistani firing on Thursday at forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

"The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatics from 1035 hours in Krishnagati Sector along the Line of Control (LoC)", a defence spokesman said on the ceasefire violation.

File image. PTI

File image. PTI

He said that the Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. "Firing is still on," the spokesman said.

A jawan and a civilian porter died in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Thursday morning in the sector, he said.

On 6 October, Pakistani troops had opened fire in Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district, and on 4 October, three Army jawans were injured in unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Poonch sector.

In a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch on 3 October an Army jawan was killed, a day after two minors died and 12 civilians were injured in cross-border shelling.

The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Published Date: Oct 12, 2017 16:17 PM | Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017 16:19 PM

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