Soldier killed in LoC ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Pak army fires mortar bombs and small arms in the Sunderbani sectior, three injured on the Indian side

By PTI in Srinagar
  • Published 18.03.19, 12:58 PM
  • Updated 18.03.19, 12:58 PM
  • a min read
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Soldiers carry the remains of a CRPF jawan at the site of the explosion that killed at least 40 soldiers in Pulwama, Kashmir on February 14, 2019. The attack in Pulwama and the Indian airstrike in Balakot, Pakistan, has led to a series of LoC ceasefire violations. (AP file picture)

An Army soldier was killed and three were injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire for the second consecutive day along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Monday, officials said.

The exchange occurred in Keri Battal forward area and details are awaited, they said. Around 5.30 am, the Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire by shelling mortars bombs and firing small arms along the LoC in the Sunderbani sector, a defence spokesman said.

He said the Indian Army retaliated effectively.

Border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's pre-emptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured as Pakistan targeted dozens of villages in over 100 incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC in the state, especially in the districts of Poonch and Rajouri.