J&K: Pak violates ceasefire, Army jawan injured in firing in Poonch

Pakistani troops resorted to small arms fire at forward Indian positions among the Line of Control in Poonch sector injuring an Army jawan on Tuesday.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: July 7, 2015 5:59 pm

In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops resorted to small arms fire at forward Indian positions among the Line of Control in Poonch sector injuring an Army jawan on Tuesday.

A defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that small arms firing from Pakistan side occurred around 9.45 am. One soldier suffered a bullet injury and he was immediately shifted to the hospital, he said, adding that Indian troops retaliated appropriately.

Meanwhile, sources identified the injured jawan as Launce Naik Jitender Kumar. His condition was stable.

The ceasefire violation along the LoC has come less than 36 hours after Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling at BSF posts along the international border in Arnia sector. Earlier in October last, Pakistani shelling had led to migration of people from various villages on Indian side of the international border, making BSF retaliate effectively.

As Pakistan suffered heavily during BSF retaliation, the former approached even United National for cessation of hostilities.

Meanwhile, Army troops foiled an infiltration attempt by three terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector on Tuesday.

Giving details, Mehta said that three terrorists in Pathan suits from across the LoC had sneaked nearly 30 meters inside the Indian territory at Sukhtao nullah area around 6.30 am when troops challenged them. The terrorists opened fire and started running back to the side of Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

The troops also fired upon them. However, there were no injuries on the Indian side.

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