Srinagar: Two soldiers, who were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, succumbed on Saturday. “Unprovoked CFV (ceasefire violation) by Pakistan in Rampur sector on Friday. Unfortunately, two soldiers succumbed to their injuries. Army salutes their supreme sacrifice,” the Indian Army said in a statement. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed as Encounter Breaks Out Between Security Forces, Militants
Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia also confirmed the news and said that unfortunately, two soldiers have succumbed to their injuries. “The Army salutes their supreme sacrifice”, he added. Also Read - J&K: 2 BSF Personnel Martyred in Terrorist Attack in Srinagar, Area Cordoned Off
Notably, three soldiers and three civilians, including a four-year-old boy, were injured on Friday when Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Rampur Sector in Baramulla in north Kashmir. Earlier on Thursday, a civilian was killed in Pakistani shelling in the Mankote sector of Poonch Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Hurriyat Chairman's Son Among Hizbul Terrorists Killed in Srinagar Encounter
On the other hand, an encounter is underway between security forces and militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Dangerpora area of the south Kashmir district in the early hours of Saturday following information about the presence of militants there.
Speaking to PTI an official said that as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the hiding militants fired upon them. “The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter”, he stated.