J&K: Ceasefire violation kills 1 GREF personal, injures 2 others; Pak claims Indian troops killed 3 civilians

01 June 2017, 01:54 PM
J&K: Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in Rajouri, Poonch (ANI Photo)
J&K: Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in Rajouri, Poonch (ANI Photo)

One civil GREF labour was martyred, while another GREF driver and a Head Constable of BSF were injured when Pakistani Army violated ceasefire along Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday morning. 

Earlier there were reports that there at least 4 people injured in the firing.  

"Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of Small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 0720 hours along the Line of Control (LC) in Naushera sector and at 0740 hours in Krishana Ghani sector," an official statement said. 

The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively. The firing is presently on. More details are awaited. 

According to the latest update, at least 4 people have been injured as a result of Pak firing. 

3 injured in Indian firing along LoC, says Pak

On the other hand, Pakistan has alleged that at least three people were injured when Indian forces resorted to “unprovoked” firing across the Line of Control.

According to an army statement, Indian troops opened fire at Battal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors at the LoC this morning. “Three people were injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing,” it said. Pakistani troops were “effectively engaging Indian positions and responding to the fire,” the statement said.  

The two sides regularly accuse each other of violating the ceasefire agreement in which civilians are killed and injured. Pakistan last week said that a 60-year-old woman was killed when an Indian shell landed on her house and exploded in Naali village of Bhimber district.

Earlier in the wee hours of the morning, two militants who were holed up in a house at Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district were killed in an encounter with security forces. An Army official said operations are still continuing in the area.

Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in Natipora area of Sopore at around 3:30 AM after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

During the searches, the two militants opened fire on the forces, triggering the gun-battle, he said.

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First Published: Thursday, June 01, 2017 08:38 AM
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