Srinagar: Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector on Tuesday, said reports. “Three shells have landed near Poonch brigade headquarters,” said ANI. Also Read - Pakistan Increases Testing Capability as Coronavirus Cases Rise to Nearly 1,900
On the same day, an encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at Nadigam village of Shopian district. Security forces managed to gun down four terrorists. A para commando was martyred in the incident. Also Read - China Building Makeshift Hospital For Pakistan to Treat Coronavirus Patients
The number of ceasefire violations this year by Pakistan has been the highest in the past eight years, reported Zeenews. Till July, 52 people had died and 232 were injured in 1,435 ceasefire violations in the state, according to an RTI reply by the Home Ministry. Also Read - Coronavirus: In Letter to UNSC, Pakistan Highlights 'Dire Human Rights Situation' in Jammu And Kashmir
An Army soldier was killed in sniper fire by Pakistani troops, while two BSF personnel were injured in cross-border firing along the LoC in Rajouri district on November 10, officials said.
Rifleman Varun Kattal (21), a resident of Mawa-Rajpura area of Samba district, was shot dead by a sniper from across the border in Sunderbani sector, triggering an exchange of fire between the two sides, the officials said. This was the second sniper attack along the LoC in two days. An Army porter lost his life in a similar attack in Akhnoor sector.