Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

J&K: 3 civilians injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire

Narada Desk | November 1, 2016 9:50 am Print
On Monday, Pakistan Rangers, violating the ceasefire agreement, killed an Indian soldier and a woman.
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Pakistan has violated ceasefire yet again on Tuesday along the International Border and Line of Control in the Nowshera, Samba and Arnnia sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to newswire reports, three civilians were injured in the shelling in Arnia sector of Jammu district.

The Pakistani Rangers fired on Indian positions using small arms, automatics, 82 mm mortars.

On Monday, Pakistan Rangers had killed an Indian soldier and a woman. According to reports, a police spokesperson said that two more soldiers and another civilian were injured in the latest violation by the Pakistan Army of the 2003 ceasefire agreement to maintain peace at borders and along the Line of Control (LoC).

The spokesperson added that the fresh cross-border firing incidents occurred in Rajouri and Poonch districts on the LoC that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two countries.

The official said the Pakistan Army used 82 mm mortar shells and automatic weapons to target Indian positions on the LoC and the soldier and the woman were killed in the Tarkundi sector of Rajouri. The Indian Army retaliated to the firing “effectively”, said the spokesman.

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.

Heightened border tensions between the two countries have forced many residents of frontier villages to migrate to safer locations.

India shares 230 km of International Border and 740 km of LoC with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. The boundary, manned by the paramilitary BSF runs through Jammu district and the LoC, which is not an internationally-accepted frontier, cuts across other regions of the state.

India and Pakistan have accused each other of regularly violating the ceasefire agreement between them to maintain peace at the border and the LoC.

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