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Army jawan, porter killed in ceasefire violation by Pak Army

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An Army jawan and a civilian porter were killed in Pakistani firing today at forward areas along the in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

"The Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatics from 1035 hours in Krishnagati Sector along the Line of Control (LoC)", a defence spokesman said here on the ceasefire

He said that the is retaliating strongly and effectively. "Firing is still on," the spokesman said.

A jawan and a civilian porter died in the unprovoked ceasefire by today morning in the sector, he said.

On October 6, Pakistani troops had opened fire in Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district, and on October 4, three Army jawans were injured in unprovoked and indiscriminate firing inPoonch sector.

In a ceasefire by along the in Poonch on October 3 an Army jawan was killed, a day after two minors died and 12 civilians were injured in cross-border shelling.

The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 15:57 IST