Srinagar, Sept 20: An Indian Army jawan was martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The Pakistani troops resorted to intermittent firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Kupwara district around noon. As per the latest reports, the Indian Army is retaliating strongly to the unprovoked firing by Pakistan.Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir Imposes Complete Restrictions On Non-Essential Movements During Weekends | Check Guidelines Here

Earlier on Sunday, a civilian was killed whereas, five others were left injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistan in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Administration Takes Back Premises of Kashmir Press Club Amid Factionalism

On September 15, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir. He was identified as Captain Brijendra Bahadur Singh. Reports also stated that a few villagers were also injured in firing by Pakistan troops. Also Read - British Hostage-Taker Demanding Release Of Jailed Pakistani Scientist Shot Dead In US

On the other hand on September 14, two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory action by the BSF, while on September 13, three Indian jawans were injured in unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Poonch districts.

Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Till August 1, there have been 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures by the Indian Army.

(With inputs from agencies)