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Pakistan Violates Ceasefire, Two Soldiers, Civilian Killed In Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 20 Oct 2019, 11:34:27 AM
Two soldiers and a civilian were killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday.

Two soldiers and a civilian were killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday. (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Two soldiers and a civilian were killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said. Three civilians were also injured in the firing by Pakistani troops, they said. Two houses were damaged in the incident. In retaliation, Indian Army launched attacks on terrorist camps situated inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) opposite the Tangdhar sector. "Indian army has used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps which have been actively trying to push terrorists into Indian territory," news agency ANI reported.

On Saturday, Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages with small arms firing along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing from across the border in Manyari-Chorgali area in Hiranagar sector was unprovoked and started around 7.30 pm on Friday and continued intermittently throughout the night.

On Tuesday, a woman was killed when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Poonch sector by resorting to unprovoked firing on Indian posts.

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.

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First Published : 20 Oct 2019, 09:16:28 AM