1. Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia; 1 civilian killed, 5 injured as security forces retaliate

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia; 1 civilian killed, 5 injured as security forces retaliate

In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistan exchanged firing with the Indian security forces on Sunday morning. The ceasefire violation took place in the Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2017 12:26 PM
Indian forces retaliated to Pakistan violation of ceasefire. (Representative image by PTI)

In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistan exchanged firing with the Indian security forces on Sunday morning. The ceasefire violation took place in the Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir. According to a report by CNN-News 18, one civilian was killed while five others were injured in the incident. Currently, the Indian forces are retaliating to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Nirmal Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM said, Pakistan is doing this out of desperation and now have started firing at civilians, as per CNN-News 18 report. According to Times Now, this was the third ceasefire violation by Pakistan in last 36 hours. Meanwhile, earlier on August 16, two militants were killed as the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, said officials as per PTI report.

“An infiltration bid has been foiled in Machhil sector and two terrorists have been killed,” defence spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said. He said troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC and challenged the intruders, leading to a gunfight in which the two militants were killed. Weapons have been recovered from the slain militants, the spokesman said.

Notably, as per PTI report on Saturday, the Indian Army imparted self-defence training to students living along the Line of Control in Jammu’s Rajouri district. The students were also taught about the use and functions of the weapons displayed at the event by Kalidhar Bridge of the Indian Army at Bakhar-Sunderbani area, an army officer said, reported PTI. “Students including a large number of girls from various government schools participated in the function and learnt about the basics of self defence. “They were also given the detailed briefing about the weapons and their uses and functions”, said MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, who was the chief guest along with Colonel Ameet Singh of Kalidhar bridge.

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