Pakistani troops violates ceasefire along LoC in Uri, Poonch; Indian Army retaliates to both attacks

Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

A soldier was injured in their unprovoked firing, a defence spokesman said. He said that the injured soldier was evacuated to Army's 92 Base Hospital at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar for treatment.

"Indian Army has retaliated to the unprovoked firing appropriately," the spokesman said. "Our troops retaliated strongly and effectively," he said.

Pakistani troops also fired mortar shells along the LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing heavy retaliation from the Indian Army there as well.

These two attacks came after Pakistan shelled Sunderbani and Keri areas in Rajouri district and Khour area in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on Wednesday.

The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Ceasefire violations along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir have left 21 people, including 12 security personnel, dead and more than 80 others, mostly civilians, injured this year.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Mar 09, 2018 19:45 PM

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