Soldier injured in Pak firing on LoC

DH News Services, Srinagar,

Soldier injured in Pak firing on LoC

An Army soldier was injured as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on border out posts (BoPs) along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

An army official said that the trooper was injured when Pakistani troops resorted to indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Digwar and Gulpur sub-sectors of Poonch district on Thursday night.

The Indian Army retaliated effectively, he said. In Rajouri district, Pakistan Army opened fire and shelled areas in Kalal, Laam and Jangarh sub-sectors of Nowshera sector.

During the past few days, Pakistan army has resumed ceasefire violation along the LoC in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri district, Khari Karmara, Degwar and parts of Krishna Ghati in Poonch district, prompting the Indian side to retaliate.

Sources said that Pakistan army was trying to push militants into the Indian side under the cover of shelling and firing as a number of militants have been camping at launching pads on the other side of the LoC.

"Pakistan has been relentlessly trying to push heavily-armed militants into India with nefarious intention of disturbing peace and cause casualties on security forces in the hinterland. However, well aware of the new strategy of Pakistan, Indian troops have strengthened anti-infiltration grid,” they added.

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