Pakistan armed forces violated ceasefire in Hiranagar, Samba and RS Pura sectors along the LOC on Sunday morning. Pakistan has been on the offensive ever since the surgical strikes took place on terror launchpads situated at Pakistan occupied Kashmir (Pok) after the Uri attacks on Indian armed forces. Four Pakistani posts had been destroyed in massive firing assault along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, army sources said on Saturday. The sources also added that heavy casualties were inflicted on the Pak side.
“Four Pakistani posts have been destroyed in a massive fire assault in Keran Sector,” an army official said. Heavy casualties have been inflicted on the Pakistani side, he said, without giving further details.
At 2 AM today Pak started firing in Hiranagar & Samba which continue till 0600 AM intermittently. No loss of BSF or civilians reported.— ANI (@ANI_news) October 30, 2016
The firing assault comes in retaliation to ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the Keran sector earlier in the day, in which one BSF jawan and a civilian woman were injured.
On Friday night, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, crossed the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and killed an Indian Army jawan and mutilated his body, prompting the Army to warn that the “incident will be responded to appropriately.”
Four Army and three BSF personnel have died in the latest escalation along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Rangers also violated ceasefire in RS Pura and Kathua sectors along International Border on Saturday.
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