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India2 soldiers killed, 5 others injured in Pak shelling, Army retaliates

2 soldiers killed, 5 others injured in Pak shelling, Army retaliates

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2 soldiers killed, 5 others injured in Pak shelling in Poonch, Army retaliates

Tawi, November 6: Even as two jawans were killed as Pakistani Army opened unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors, violating the ceasefire, the Indian Army said on Sunday that heavy damage had been inflicted to Pak posts. “Being strongly retaliated. Heavy damage to Pakistan posts,” the Northern Command tweeted.

Two Indian Army soldiers were killed and two others were injured on Sunday after the Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked shelling at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of Poonch district.

Two soldiers, two civilian women and a BSF officer — were injured as Pakistani army opened unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district today, violating the ceasefire.

At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing, which has been started by the Pakistan Army to target civil and facilities in the area, a police official said here.”Gursevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment and another soldier were martyred in Pakistan firing today (Sunday),” the official said, adding that the ceasefire violation also continues in Balnoi area of the district. A BSF Sub-Inspector, Nitin Kumar, was also injured in the firing. “The identity of the second soldier killed in Poonch sector and those injured will be shared later after their families are informed,” the officer added.

In Krishna Ghati, Pakistani army opened fire in a bid to facilitate two infiltration bids, killing one soldier, an army officer said, adding that the attempts to push in infiltrators have been foiled.

In Poonch sector, at least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistani army, targeting civil and defence facilities and civilian areas. An army jawan was killed and five others were injured in the Pakistani firing in Poonch sector which continued till last reports came in, the officer said.

The Indian army said that while the infiltration bids were foiled, it has also inflicted heavy damage to several Pakistani posts across the Line of Control in Poonch sector.

“One soldier was killed in Krishna Ghati sector earlier in the day while foiling infiltration bids, another soldier was killed and five others were injured in cross-border firing in the Poonch sector of Poonch district,” the officer said.

Sunday's unprovoked ceasefire violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the Border.

The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani side has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani side of .

Meanwhile, the Army foiled two infiltration bids along the LoC in Poonch sector.

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