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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kupwara, loses 1 soldier as India retaliates

PTI | Srinagar |

Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated the ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector, prompting retaliatory fire from the Indian Army in which a Pakistani soldier has reportedly been killed, an official said.

The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district this afternoon, the Army official said.

He said Indian soldiers retaliated to the aggression from across the LoC effectively.

While there were no casualties on the Indian side, the official said at least one Pakistani soldier has been reportedly killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian Army.

Pakistani troops yesterday targeted a BSF jawan using a sniper in Tangdhar sector, resulting in injuries to him.

The Pakistani troops also violated ceasefire in Uri sector of Baramulla district on Monday, resulting in injuries to three civilians.