J&K: 2 Army jawan killed while trying to foil infiltration bids
Two army jawans laid down their lives trying to foil two infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Sunday. The two jawans were killed as Pakistan Rangers opened fire in a bid to facilitate two infiltration bids.
Two civilians were also injured in the incident. Army sources said another army soldier killed in cross-border firing along LoC in Poonch sector taking the toll to two; two soldiers injured, according to PTI report.
“Two infiltration bids assisted by Pakistan ceasefire violation were foiled in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch”, an Army officer said.
“An army solider attained martyrdom in the operation. The soldier has been killed in cross border firing on the LoC in Poonch”, a senior police officer said. Army says it has caused heavy damage to Pakistani posts across LoC in Poonch sector.
At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan Army to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.
A defence spokesman, as per a report in the news wire, said, “Unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Poonch sector from 1015 hours using 120 mm mortars, 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons.”
He said the Indian Army effectively and appropriately retaliated the fire using same caliber weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on.
Sunday’s ceasefire violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border.
Indian Army had carried out a surgical strikes in September destroying seven terror launch pads and killed an unknown number of terrorists and their sympathisers in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, across the LoC. The Uri attack prompted the Indian Army to carry out a surgical strike that destroyed seven terror launch pads and killed an unknown number of terrorists and their sympathisers in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, across the LoC.