Soldier killed as Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in Jammu

bsf-loc-kashmir-afp (File) A BSF soldier along the LoC in Kashmir | AFP

An Indian Army soldier was killed on Sunday after Pakistan resorted to an unprovoked shelling at Indian positions along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.

"Gur Sevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment was martyred in Pakistan firing today (Sunday)," sources told IANS, adding that the ceasefire violation also continues in Balnoi area of the district.

At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing which has been started at 8.40 a.m. to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.

"Indian army has effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on," he said.

Sunday's violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border.

The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani side has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani side of Kashmir.

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