A civilian was killed and five others were injured as Pakistani troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. The Indian Army gave a befitting response to the Pakistani aggression that started on Tuesday night, they said. Officials said the injured have been admitted to a hospital.
Pakistan army, on Monday, had violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages with small arms firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.
According to official figures, Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the LoC over 2,100 times this year, leaving 29 Indians dead and scores of others injured.
Of them, nine people, including five soldiers, were killed this month alone. Four of them lost their lives in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch which witnessed the major brunt of the cross-border firing this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had celebrated Diwali with troops guarding the LoC at the BG brigade headquarters in Rajouri town. The prime minister had on Sunday celebrated Diwali with the troops deployed in border district Rajouri and praised them for their valour, saying it enables the government to take decisions hitherto considered impossible. He was accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.