Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri sector, injures an Indian Army jawan

Jammu:  An Indian Army soldier was injured on Saturday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The soldier was injured in Lam sector of the LoC. The Pakistani Army is using small arms, automatics and mortars, defence ministry sources said

The Indian Army was responding effectively and strongly, he added.

The firing exchanges were still on, he said.

On Friday, Rifleman Jayadrath Singh of Raj Rifles was killed and Rifleman Sachin Kumar was injured in similar ceasefire violation in Sunderbani sector of the LoC.

Atleast 11 persons, including nine soldiers, were killed and 18 people injured in 18 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this month.

The army also foiled 16 infiltration bids until 11 July in which the security forces killed 36 militants.

Updated Date: Jul 22, 2017 10:25 AM

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