J&K: 1 jawan killed as Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Rajouri and Poonch

News Agencies | First published: 31 October 2016, 15:30 IST
Photo: PTI

One soldier of the Indian Army lost his life on 31 October, as Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire by indulging in firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin frontier districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistani troops indulged in unprovoked ceasefire violation from 0900 hours in the Balakot sector using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, automatic and small arms," an army officer said.

He said our troops are responding to the firing appropriately and befittingly.

Pakistani Army fired and shelled on the forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Mendham sector of Poonch district. They also violated ceasefire in several areas of Rajouri district this afternoon, the officer said.

There was firing and shelling of mortar bombs in Mankot and Balakote areas along the LoC.

A lull had prevailed along the International Border (IB) since 2100 hours after ceasefire violations by Pakistani rangers on Sunday.

They had pounded BSF posts and civilian areasusing small arms and mortars shells in continuous ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts, prompting BSF to retaliate.