Pakistan's ceasefire violation in Rajouri, Kashmir injures four army men

Four army jawans were injured as Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night.

PTI November 21, 2016 07:52:39 IST
Pakistan's ceasefire violation in Rajouri, Kashmir injures four army men

Jammu: Four army jawans were injured as Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, in third ceasefire violation since Saturday.

Pakistans ceasefire violation in Rajouri Kashmir injures four army men

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"Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in the Rajouri sector, in which four of our soldiers have been injured," an army officer said.

He said the army was giving befitting response to the Pakistani fire and the exchange of fire was going on till last reports came in.

Sunday's violation of the ceasefire came a day after a BSF jawan and a woman were injured and two houses damaged when Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri with mortar attacks and small arms fire.

On Saturday morning, Pakistani army resorted to violation of the ceasefire in the Nowshera sector and in the afternoon, they started firing in the Sunderbani sector targeting Indian posts and civilian areas.

On Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along the LoC in the Pallanwala sector of Jammu district.

Pakistani troops on Tuesday targeted Indian posts with heavy firing and shelling for four hours along the LoC in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

There have been a whopping 286 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops that have resulted in the death of 26 people, including 14 security personnel, since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK on 29 September.

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