Srinagar: In another incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, one Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was martyred while another sustained injuries on Thursday. The incident was reported from Sunderbani sector of Rajouri, Jammu-Kashmir, at around 4.30 PM. (Also read: Army Jawan Injured as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire) Also Read - Family of 3 Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Room Heater in J&K's Baramulla
Earlier in the day, a soldier was killed as the Pakistan Army resorted to “unprovoked” firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the Pakistan Army violated the 2003 ceasefire in Machil sector at 10.45 AM. Also Read - J&K DDC Polls: Centre Claims People Voted For Development; Mehbooba Alleges BJP Used Money to Win Seats
The Pakistanis used automatics and mortar shells. A civilian house was damaged in the shelling in Kamalkote area. “Our troops retaliated effectively and strongly. One of our soldiers was martyred in the Pakistani firing,” he said. Also Read - J&K DDC Polls: As BJP Celebrates Kashmir Win, Gupkar Alliance Bags 82 Seats, Leading in 30
This was the second ceasefire violation along the LoC in Kashmir valley within 24 hours. One soldier was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Uri sector on Wednesday. Two soldiers were also injured in Pakistani firing in Uri sector of Baramulla district on the same day.
Earlier this week, the J-K Police successfully busted two terror modules of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and arrested ten of its members from Tral and Khrew in South Kashmir.
In an official statement on Monday, the police said huge quantities of incriminating materials including gelatin sticks, detonators, materials for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and grenades were recovered from their possession.
A special team of Jammu and Kashmir Police was constituted to investigate the increasing terror attacks in Tral in which security forces and civilians were being targeted by the terrorists. The police claim that on the basis of material evidence collected during the investigation, it identified four suspects having complicity in terror attacks and subsequently took them into custody.