2 killed, 1 injured in LoC firing

Two people including an army porter were killed and another was injured in the firing along the Line of Control (LoC) today.

An army porter was killed and another injured as Pakistani Army on Sunday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) at Keran sector.  “Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Keran sector Saturday by resorting to unprovoked firing, resulting in death of one army porter and injuries to another,” an army official said. He added that the body of the slain porter was retrieved and handed over to his kin for last rites while the injured was taken to a medical facility.

Earlier in the day, a Pakistani intruder was gunned down along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Both the incidents come a day after the Army thwarted a big infiltration attempt in Rampur sector of Uri and killed six militants. According to the Army, Sunday morning’s operation was the second biggest infiltration attempt foiled in the last one week.

An ambush was carried out in the early morning by the troops of the Sikh Battalion after receiving intelligence inputs. A search operation was killed and a militant killed.

Earlier on Friday, two members of Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) were killed by the Army in Uri sector. Last week, the Army had also killed four infiltrators in Nowgam sector of Kupwara district. Three soldiers were also killed in that encounter, which lasted for two days.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said that “alert troops of the Army noticed suspicious movement on the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector around 2.30 am.” He added that the “identity of the intruder was yet to be ascertained.”

This latest infiltration attempt comes on the heels of escalation in the Army operations along the LoC which have resulted in the deaths of 10 militants since Friday.

On May 13 two civilians were killed in Rajouri district in the exchange of fire between two sides.

Later on Indian Army claimed to have destroyed Pakistani posts. However, Pakistani army belied Indian claims and released a video showing destruction of Indian Army posts.

On Friday Indian Army said that it killed two BAT militants at LOC in Uri sector.


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