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Army officer injured in Pakistani shelling along LoC

An army officer was injured in cease-fire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
 
Sources said that commanding officer of an army unit received splinter injury in the cross-LoC shelling. “The officer received injury of splinter and was removed to a hospital where he is under treatment,” they said and added the condition of the injured officer is stable.
 
Indian Army retaliated effectively, and firing stopped after some time, an official said.
 
Border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's pre-emptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
 
The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations -- 2,936 -- by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border. Indian Army has been maintaining very high alert all along the LoC following inputs that under the cover of ceasefire violations, the Pakistani troops were trying to facilitate infiltration attempts by the militants. 
 
“Pakistani troops have once again gathered militants close to the launch pads and were in search of an opportunity to facilitate their infiltration into the Indian territory. However, the troops haven’t allowed the Pakistani plot to succeed in view of high alertness on the LoC,” a senior army officer said.
 
There is 198 km IB and over 510 km of LoC with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.

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