Srinagar, Oct 12: A soldier and one civilian was killed as Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The firing was reportedly initiated by Pakistan Army around 10.35 am. No loss of life or property has been reported as of now. Meanwhile, the mortar shelling and firing by Pakistan is underway and the Indian Army is retaliating strongly to it.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistani troops fired from small arms at forward areas along the Loc in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. A senior police officer was quoted as saying by The Press Trust of India that Pakistani troops opened fire at forward areas in Khadi Karmara along LoC in Poonch sector this morning.

Earlier on October 6, Pakistani troops had opened fire in Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district. Notably, there has been a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year.