Jammu and Kashmir: Army jawan injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

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An Indian Army jawan was on Saturday injured after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Mendhar sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 25 times along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir since the 29 September surgical strikes by Indian Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to destroy terror launch pads.

“There have been over 25 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after the surgical strikes,” a senior Army officer said.

The major ceasefire violations took place on 3, 4 and 5 October 5 along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region.

On 5 October, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire thrice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling to target several Indian posts and civilian areas in three sectors in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammy and Kashmir, provoking retaliation by the Indian Army.

Last year, 16 civilians were killed and 71 others injured in 405 incidents of cross-border firing by Pakistan.

(With PTI inputs)

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