Two Indian soldiers were injured today in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) by the Pakistan Army, officials said.
“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked shelling and firing along the LoC in Poonch,” Defence Ministry sources said, adding that the troops from the other side used small arms, automatic guns and mortars to target the military establishments from this side.
The firing started at 1.30 a.m, Indian Army said. “The fire was retaliated effectively and strongly. The injured soldiers were shifted to hospital.”
The firing along the LoC has remained a regular phenomenon with the armies from both the sides even targeting civilian habitations that has resulted in heavy casualties from both side.
In June there have been 21 ceasefire violations resorted to by the Pakistani Army in Poonch and Rajouri districts besides a cross-LoC attack and two infiltration bids in which four people including three jawans were killed.
On 26 June, on the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr, the Pakistani Army had resorted to firing by small arms and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri from 8:15 pm till midnight. Earlier two Army jawans and three militants were killed during the cross-LoC firing while a militant was killed in Keran sector by the Army in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district near Line of Control (LoC)
In an action by the Border Action Team (BAT) in Poonch area of Jammu division earlier two army jawans were killed and another one was injured. The tensions between the Inida and Pakistani troops have escalated due to the constant firing along the border. Earlier Pakistan had claimed that two of its teenagers were killed while a civilian was injured as Indian troops resorted to heavy firing along the border.
The casualties occurred in Tatta Pani sector of southern Kotli district of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK). The firing along the borders has continued unabated amid the escalation in the infiltration attempts from across the border. The firing along the border has continued even as the increasing number of militants are trying to sneak into the Indian side.