Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire at four locations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri sectors of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army is strongly retaliating to the intermittent cross-border firing.

Earlier on Sunday, the Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in Kathua and Rajouri districts.

Pakistan has been violating ceasefire along the LoC in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch almost on a daily basis since the beginning of the year.

While an Army porter was killed in the Pakistani firing on January 11, two Army personnel, including a major, lost their lives in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion on the same day along the LoC in Rajouri district.

On Wednesday, three terrorists were gunned down during an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district. The encounter broke out in Binner area of Baramulla district after security forces launched a cordon and search operation following information about presence of militants in the area.

Out of the total 256 militants killed in 2018, south Kashmir recorded the highest number of killings (127 terrorists) followed by north Kashmir (93 terrorists) and central Kashmir (24 terrorists). Nine terrorists were killed in Jammu region last year.