Two Indian Soldiers killed as Pak fires rockets in Poonch
Two Border Security Forces soldiers were killed and three others were injured after India and Pakistan exchanged fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu division.
Reports said that Pakistani troops opened heavy fire on Indian posts in Krishna Gathi sector of Mendhar in Poonch district at around 8:30 am today.
The condition of the injured soliders is stated to be serious.
Firing was going on when last reports came.
According to a statment by the Northern Commmand of Indian Army, two soliders on patrol were mutialiated by the Pakistan army.
“Pakistan carried out unprovoked firing on two postson the line of control in KG sector. Simultanously a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between two posts. In an unsoliderly act by the Pak Army the bodies of two of our soliders in the patrol were mutialiated,” said the statement.
According to the reports, ceasefire violation took place for the eighth time in last two months by the two countries who resorted to shelling and firing.
In 2016, 228 instances of ceasefire violations along the LoC were reported while there were 221 instances of ceasefire violations along International Border (IB).
Between April 2016 and March this year, the maximum of 88 violations were witnessed in November followed by 78 in October and 22 last month.