Nagrota, Nov 29: Exchange of fire between terrorists and Indian Army is underway in Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir. As per reports by ANI, an unspecified number of terrorists on Tuesday attacked an Army unit in Nagrota at 5.30 am today morning, injuring two jawans.
The administration has ordered shutting down of schools in Nagrota after the exchange of fire took place during the early hours of Tuesday on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway near Nagrota, around 20 km from Jammu city. As per reports by India Today, 2-3 terrorists have targeted a military location near White Knight Corps in Nagrota and threw grenade at the Army unit stationed there.
Earlier this week, four army jawans were injured as Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir tonight This was reported to be the third ceasefire violation in less than 24 hours. “Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in the Rajouri sector, in which four of our soldiers have been injured,” an army officer said. He said the army was giving befitting response to the Pakistani fire and the exchange of fire was going on till last reports came in.(ALSO READ: 12 security personnel killed this year in ceasefire violations)
On November 20, Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing and motor shelling in Nowshera sector. On the same day inthe afternoon, they started firing in the Sunderbani sector targeting Indian posts and civilian areas. On Wednesday, the Indian troops gunned down three Pakistan Army soldiers in an exchange of fire near the Line of Control (LoC). Moreover, on Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along the LoC in the Pallanwala sector of Jammu district.
As per reports by PTI, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in Lok Sabha earlier this month said that a total of 12 security personnel have been killed this year in ceasefire violations. He also informed the House that there has been 167 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the International Border, under the Army control, till November 14 this year as compared to 152 last year.