The Pakistan Army targeted two sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district with mortars and small arms firing on Tuesday. The Indian Army effectively retaliated. “At about 0930 hours, the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Qasba and Kirni sectors in district Poonch”, they said.
This comes just two days after an Indian Army jawan was killed when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in north Kashmir's Uri sector by resorting to unprovoked firing on Indian posts. The Army jawan, who was injured in the Pakistani firing, was taken to a medical facility for treatment, where he succumbed, officials said.
On Friday, last week, another Army jawan was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector. Earlier on October 6, Pakistan had targeted forward posts and villages along the International border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir. However, there was no report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing which took place along the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, along the LoC in Digwar area of Poonch district and Nowshera and Laam in Rajouri district.
This year, according to officials, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC over 2,000 times, leaving 21 Indians dead and scores injured. India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries to maintain peace along the LoC and the International Border.