Soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch

An army soldier was killed on Sunday evening as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kerni area of Poonch district.

Pointing out that the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops came after a lull of two days, sources said that details of the deceased soldier are awaited. According to latest reports, the exchange of fire was still underway.


Defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand here said “at about 1 pm, Pakistani troops initiated ceasefire violation by firing small arms and shelling with mortars in Poonch. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly.” he added.

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