New Delhi: Two Army jawans were martyred after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. A civilian was also killed and three others were injured, and a house and a rice godown was completely damaged. Besides, 2 cars and 2 cow shelters with 19 cattle and sheep inside were also destroyed in the firing.

Indian army sources confirmed the fact that two Indian soldiers have been killed in the ceasefire violation, along the LoC in Tangdhar sector (Jammu and Kashmir), when Pakistan Army was pushing infiltrators into Indian territory.

Following this, the Indian Army launched attacks on terrorist camps situated inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) opposite the Tangdhar sector. The jawans  used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps which have been actively trying to push terrorists into Indian territory.

The incident comes nearly a week after a jawan was killed in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).

Notably, the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan has gone up significantly this year compared to 2018. In 2018, the total number of ceasefire violations was 1629.

Issuing a statement, the Indian Army had stated,”Over 2,317 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019 till October 10, while 147 terrorists have been killed in different operations by the security forces on the Line of Control and hinterland.”

The Ministry of External Affairs had said that it had a number of times asked Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire understanding to maintain peace along the border.