The Indian Army issued a statement saying that one terrorist trying to infiltrate into the country from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir was killed on Tuesday.
The terrorist was killed in Soyimouh village in south Kashmir’s Tral in a joint operation with the police, the army further noted. Since Saturday, this is the third encounter in Tral.
On Monday, Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mankote sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Around 8:30 pm, the Pakistani army started firing with small arms and resorted to intense shelling with mortars without provocation. The Pakistani troopers carried out attacks on forward posts with guided missiles, they added.
“At about 2030 hours today, the Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Mankote sector of Poonch district,” a defence spokesman said.
Just a day before, on Sunday, Pakistan took to heavy shelling in four sectors in Poonch and Rajouri districts, in which a local received splinter injury after a mortar shell exploded near his house. PTI quoted officials as saying that over half a dozen villages in forward areas were hit by the overnight shelling, resulting in partial damage to two houses.
The officials further said that the overnight shelling caused panic in people living close to the border areas, who had to spend the whole night in bunkers and other safe places.
Pakistan did not stop here, the country also violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kirni, Qasba and Degwar Sector in Poonch district on Sunday.