Srigar, Nov 7: Pakistani troops violated the LoC ceasefire again on Monday, resorting to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. “Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Machil sector using 82 mm mortars and automatics,” a police officer said here.
“Indian army has effectively retaliated. Intermittent shelling and firing exchanges are still going on in the area,” the officer added. Two soldiers were killed and three persons including a civilian and two soldiers injured in Pakistan shelling on the LoC in Poonch district on Sunday.
Again, one militant was killed and two soldiers were wounded on Monday in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said. The gunfight started in the early hours of Monday between holed up militants and the security forces in Wangam village of Shopian district, nearly 70 km from capital city Srigar, a defence spokesman told media. “One militant was killed and two soldiers were injured in the encounter,” the spokesman said, adding that the operation has ended and one AK-47 assault rifle was recovered from the gunfight site. (IANS)