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Soldier killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation along LoC

Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact

By PTI in Jammu

  • Published 21.03.19, 2:44 PM
  • Updated 21.03.19, 2:44 PM
A security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk during a strike call given by separatist leaders to protest against the alleged custodial death of a youth, in Srinagar on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
A security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk during a strike call given by separatist leaders to protest against the alleged custodial death of a youth, in Srinagar on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (PTI)

A soldier was killed on Thursday when Pakistan violated ceasefire by heavily shelling forward areas and posts with mortar bombs along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Keri belt of Sunderbani sector this morning, they said.

One soldier was was killed in Pakistani firing, they added.

Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.

On Monday night, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to shelling with mortar bombs and firing of small arms along the LoC in Akhnoor and Sunderbani sectors, a defence spokesman had said.

An Army soldier was killed and four others were injured on Monday when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Rajouri district.

“Rifleman Karamjeet Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to injuries,” the spokesman had said.

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26 in response to the Pulwama attack on February 14 that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

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.

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