Jammu: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was injured when the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, an Army official said on Sunday.
Pak troops fired at forward posts along the LoC in Bhawani belt of Noushera sector in Rajouri last evening, an Army officer said.
In the firing, one JCO – a subedar was injured, he said. The JCO was hospitalized and is reported to be stable, he added. Reports said a sniper fire hit him.
Earlier, on the night of December 7, an Army soldier was injured when Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatics and mortars along the LoC in Poonch sector’s Digwar area.
Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, officials said.
On December 8 also, Pak army resorted to firing and shelling in Kalal, Laam and Jangarh sub-sectors of Noushera sector in Rajouri district.
According to Home Ministry data, Pakistani forces have violated ceasefire 724 times along the international border and the LoC till October this year in comparison to 449 times in 2016.