J&K: Soldier killed in Pak ceasefire violation, 2 cops injured in grenade attack in Sopore

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J&K: Soldier killed in Pak ceasefire violation, 2 cops injured in grenade attack in Sopore

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Keri belt of Sunderbani sector in Rajouri, killing one Army soldier

An Indian Army soldier was killed on Thursday when Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Heavy shelling activity was observed on the forward areas and posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajauri district.

Rifleman Yash Paul, 24, from J&K Light Infantry division died after being critically injured by Pakistani firing.

Earlier in the morning, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Keri belt of the Sunderbani sector.

Meanwhile, there are reports of three ongoing search operations from Jammu and Kashmir. At least 2 policemen including a Station House Officer (SHO) have been injured in after suspected terrorists hurled grenades at them.

The count of Pakistani ceasefire violations along the LoC has now gone up to 110. Pakistani Army has been violating ceasefire almost every day since tension escalated between India and Pakistan post the Pulwama attack.

Just a few days ago, Pakistani army initiated another unprovoked ceasefire violation using mortar shelling along the LoC in Akhnoor and Sunderbani sectors. An Army soldier was killed while four others were injured in Monday's ceasefire violation.

"Rifleman Karamjeet Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to injuries," an Army spokesman had said.

The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations -- 2,936 -- by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.

Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.

(With inputs from PTI)