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  1. Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, one killed, another injured

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, one killed, another injured

Pakistan once again violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran sector, killing a civilian porter and injuring another

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 28, 2017 4:19 PM
India, Pakistan, LoC, Keran sector, Jammu and Kashmir While the body of the porter has been handed over to his family for last rites, the injured man has been sent to a medical facility for treatment, says army. (Source: IE)

Pakistan once again violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran sector, killing a civilian porter and injuring another, a PTI report said.”Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Keran sector yesterday by resorting to unprovoked firing, resulting in death of one army porter and injuries to another,” an army official was quoted as saying by the news agency.

While the body of the porter has been handed over to his family for last rites, the injured man  has been sent to a medical facility for treatment, he added.

Last Friday, the army had said it had killed two intruders on the LoC, who were suspected to be part of a Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT). “Two intruders entered in the Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir from the close vicinity of a known Pakistani post and came close to an Indian Army post about 500 metres inside own side of the Line of Control. After a firefight, both intruders were neutralised by our troops. From the site, two bodies, one AK 47 Rifle, one pistol and warlike stores were recovered ,” Colonel Aman Anand, Army PRO, was quoted as saying by Indian express.

The incident had happened near south of Jhelum, in the Kathi battalion area of 12 Brigade sector. Indian post was alerted by the sound of a claymore mine, which was laid ahead of the post, being triggered off, the report said. Army personnel saw two intruders running away towards the Pakistani side of the LoC. Upon detecting them, soldiers ran after them. In the ensuing a gunfight both terrorists were killed around 100 metres from the Indian post .

Earlier on May 11, a woman was killed and her husband was injured in another ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, an ANI report had said. A shell had hit village Laam belt of the sector.

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As per PTI, while the woman was identified as Akhtar Bi (35), her husband was identified as Mohammad Hanief (40).

The Pakistani army had started firing from small arms and automatic weapons on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Nowshera, a defence spokesperson said. “The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively,” he was quoted to have said further by Indian Express.

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