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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor, Sunderbani sectors of Jammu and Kashmir

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 19 Mar 2019, 09:04:32 AM
The ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector continued throughout the night till early Tuesday morning. (File photo)

New Delhi:

Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Akhnoor  and Sunderbani sectors of Jammu and Kashmir late on Monday night by resorting to shelling with mortars and firing of small arms. The ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector continued throughout the night till early Tuesday morning. The Indian Army retaliated effectively. 

An Indian Army jawan was killed and three others were injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan on the Line of Control on Monday. The ceasefire violation took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri. According to the army sources, around 5:30 am, Pakistan initiated an “unprovoked shelling with mortars”. It was also accompanied by small arms along LoC. Firing stopped two hours later at around 7:15 am.

The Valley has witnessed a troubled start of 2019. The situation turned rather grim after Pulwama terror attack. There has been no let-up in the cross border firing from Pakistan. On Saturday, a Special Police Officer was gunned down by suspected terrorists at the Vehil area of south Kashmir's Shopian district. The SPO, identified as Khushboo Jan, was fired upon by unidentified gunmen from close range around 2:40 pm at her Shopian residence. Immediately after the incident, Jan was evacuated to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile, a joint team of Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to nab the assailants.

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First Published : 19 Mar 2019, 09:00:10 AM

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