3 soldiers killed in Pak shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
Two soldiers were killed in an unprovoked ceasefire violation Naugam sector on Thursday while another soldier was killed in shelling by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district on Wednesday night
Three soldiers of the Indian army were killed and five others injured in two separate incidents of heavy shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, October 1, according to news agencies.
Two soldiers were killed in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in J&K's Naugam sector on Thursday while another soldier was killed in shelling by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district on Wednesday night, Times of India quoted officials as saying.
"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 adding that four soldiers sustained injuries in the firing from across the border.
It is not clear whether there is any casualty on the Pak side. The army said a fitting reply is being given to Pakistan, which is using mortars to target Indian positions. There is no clarity on whether the Pakistan army has suffered any casualty.
Earlier, a soldier was killed in Poonch sector and another was injured after Pakistan army violated ceasefire and started heavy firing on Indian positions.
Over the last five days, Pakistan has been targeting villages in Poonch in which some livestock were injured on Tuesday, the NDTV report said.
On September 5, an army personnel was killed and two others, including an officer, were injured as Pakistani troops used heavy fire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, officials said.
Over the last eight months, more than 3,000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have been reported, which is highest in the last 17 years. In September alone, the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire 47 times. In 2003, India and Pakistan had agreed on ceasefire along the Line Of Control (with inputs from agencies)
Image Credit: Indian Express