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2 soldiers killed, 4 hurt in Pak firing in J-K

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
Last updated on: October 01, 2020 16:58 IST
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Two soldiers were killed and four injured in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam sector on Thursday, officials said.

IMAGE: Pakistan violated ceasefire along LoC in Poonch. Photograph: Nazim Ali Manhas/ANI Photo

"Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Naugam sector, Kupwara on Thursday morning by firing mortars and other weapons," Srinagar-based defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

He said two soldiers were killed and four sustained injuries in the firing from across the border.

"The injured personnel are being evacuated while a befitting response is being given to the Pakistani firing," he added.

 

Pakistan has been targeting the hamlets in Poonch for the last five days, resulting in injuries to several animals due to shelling on Tuesday.

The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire 47 times in September.

An Army personnel was killed and two others, including an officer, were injured on September 5 as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by using heavy fire and mortar shells along the LoC in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, officials said.

On September 2, one JCO was killed in yet another ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army in the Keri sector of Rajouri.

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