Two terrorists were killed and an Army jawan was martyred after an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. Gunshots were heard in the area. A joint team of Army and police launched anti-terror operations in Sopore and Bandipora districts, a report said. Tension has escalated along LoC following surgical strikes. Earlier, Pakistan’s Army Captain was killed in the massive assault launched by the Indian Army along the Line of Control seeking retribution for the mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier on Tuesday. Three other Pakistani Army men were also killed in the firing. On Tuesday, 3 Indian soldiers had been killed by militants from across the border, while one of their bodies had been badly mutilated. The Indian army had condemned the act and vowed to seek retribution and give Pakistan befitting reply for their cold-blooded brutality.
Pakistan has on numerous accounts violated the ceasefire ever since Indian Army conducted Surgical strikes across the border to eliminate a significant number of threats from the Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The body mutilation of the Indian soldier was the second such incident in the matter of a month. earlier on October 28, terrorists had mutilated the bodies of 2 Indian soldiers and had managed to escape into the PoK with the help of the protective firing provided by the Pakistani Army posts. Pakistan Army, in the morning, initiated the first ceasefire violations of the day with firing on Indian Army posts in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The heavy firing came at around 9 a.m and the Indian troops were seen giving a befitting reply to the enemies. The firing between the borders was reported to have started from around 3 am in the night in some areas but had intensified by 9 a.m in the morning.
The Indian Army carried out a powerful counter attack against the Pakistani forces, using mortars on the neighbours’ posts across the Line of Control. Pakistani media reports that at least 10 people were killed and 14 injured in two separate incidents of Indian firing in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Pakistani military officials claimed that the mortars filed from the Indian side hit a bus and 11 civilians were reported dead.