Pakistan provokes again, violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch sector; heavy firing underway

  • Pakistan provokes again, violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch sector; heavy firing underway

Pakistan provokes again, violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch sector; heavy firing underway

Two soldiers were martyred in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district after Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) attacked Army's patrol party along LoC, Army said.

The Indian Army has been retaliating strongly to the ceasefire violation in the Khari Karmara areas of the sector. "While the firefight was going on, Pakistani posts engaged own posts by heavy firing". "In the gunfight, two jawans were killed", the army said.

They were 34-year-old Naik Jadhav Sandip of Aurangabad, Maharastra and 24-year-old Sepoy Mane Savan Balku of Kolhapur, Maharastra.

Pakistan's BAT was earlier in news after it mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers on Monday in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control, where they had beheaded Lance Naik Hemraj in 2013, in May.

The Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday traded heavy gunfire after the Pakistan Army indulged in heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions on the Line of Control in Chakan da Bagh sector.

It is known for intruders to carry out attacks on patrolling soldiers along the LoC and mutilate their bodies.

Prior to that, a BAT attack was carried out on February 18 but there were no casualties in that. It had also beheaded Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh. Several infiltration bids from Pakistani militants have been successfully foiled by the Indian security forces.

A group of militants tried to sneak in from Pakistan- administered Kashmir but the bid was foiled by the alert troops, an Army official said.

The operation is in progress, the official said, adding further details were awaited.

Earlier on Thursday, at least, one infiltrating militant was killed in a clash with the Army troops along the de facto border in the State's Kupwara district.