Another army soldier was killed in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector taking the toll to 2 in Sunday's ceasefire violation in the area. Earlier in the morning another soldier was kiled after Pakistan Army opened fire in a bid to facilitate two infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Sunday. Two more jawans have been injured as well.
Both the bids were foiled by the Army. "Two infiltration bids assisted by Pakistan ceasefire violation were foiled in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch", an Army officer said. "An army solider attained martyrdom in the operation. The soldier has been killed in cross border firing on the LoC in Poonch", a senior police officer said. The army also said that it caused heavy damage to Pakistani posts
across LoC in Poonch sector.
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.
According to NDTV, three civilian were also injured in the cross firing.
At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan Army, which started at 8.40 am on Sunday, to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said in Jammu.
"Unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Poonch sector from 1015 hours using 120 mm mortars, 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons", a defence spokesman said. He said the Indian Army effectively and appropriately retaliated the fire using same caliber weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on.
Sunday's violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border.
The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani side has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on 28 September night carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani side of Kashmir.
First Published On : Nov 6, 2016 12:25 IST