Two Army personnel were killed in firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipore and Rajouri districts on Monday, officials said.
In Rajouri, an Army jawan was killed as a brutal gunfight broke out between Indian troops and suspected infiltrators aided by Pakistani forces, officials said.
They said Pakistan Army has been aiding the suspects by opening heavy fire at the Indian posts.
Alert Army troops picked up suspicious movements along the LoC in Keri Battal belt in Sunderbani sector, they said.
A loud blast was then heard followed by heavy firing from Pakistan, they said, adding that Indian troops responded accordingly leading to the massive gunfight.
In Bandipore, Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts in an unprovoked violation of the ceasefire agreement, killing an Army personnel, they said.
“Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Gurez sector today (Monday). Our troops retaliated to the violation in adequate measure and effectively,” an Army official said.
He said one soldier was killed in the firing by Pakistani troops.