Two soldiers were killed and four others injured in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam sector in Kupwara, the Indian Army said on Thursday, 1 October, adding that it is now retaliating.
Earlier, one soldier was killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Krishna Ghati sector along the LoC in Poonch on Wednesday night.
“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation along LoC in Naugam Sector, Kupwara today morning by firing mortars and other weapons. Two soldiers fatal and four soldiers injured, being evacuated. Befitting response is being given,” the Chinar Corps of the army tweeted.
Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told news agency PTI, “Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Naugam sector, Kupwara on Thursday morning by firing mortars and other weapons.”
He also stated that the injured personnel are being evacuated.
The soldier killed in the ceasefire violation on Wednesday night has been identified as Lance Naik Karnail Singh, IANS reported.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh, along with government job to a family member of the late soldier, ANI reported.
There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations along the LoC in the Kupwara district of Kashmir Valley and to the south of Pir Panchal in Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu recently, the IANS report said.
(With inputs from IANS and ANI.)
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