Srinagar: In two seperate incidents, three soldiers of the Indian Army were martyred and five others injured during heavy shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Two soldiers were killed in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in J&K’s Naugam sector on Thursday, while another soldier was killed in shelling by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district on Wednesday night, officials said.
“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Naugam sector, Kupwara on Thursday morning by firing mortars and other weapons,” Srinagar-based defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
He said that four soldiers sustained injuries during the firing.
“The injured personnel are being evacuated while a befitting response is being given to the Pakistani firing,” he added.
Since last eight months, over 3,000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have been reported, which is highest in the last 17 years.
In the month of September, the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire 47 times.