Army man killed, 4 injured in Pakistan firing along LoC in Poonch

Indian security agencies recorded 5,100 instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in 2020 in J&K. Representative photo: PTI

Officials on Tuesday (August 20), said, an army man was killed and four others injured as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

The firing from across the border in Krishna Ghati sector started around 11.00 am, prompting a befitting response from the Indian Army, they said. The officials said the cross-border firing between the two sides was going on when last reports were received. One Army man died and four others were injured in the firing, they said.

Recently, on Saturday, army jawan was killed during the ceasefire.

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In a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, Pakistan violated the ceasefire 1,248 times along the Line of Control (LoC) in the last six months.

In the month of March, 267 ceasefire violations took place. In the same month, a total of three Army jawans were killed. Another jawan was killed in the month of January.

The first three months of the year saw a spike in ceasefire violations. However, during the next three months, the number of ceasefire violations dropped.

Similarly, according to reports, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 2,936 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018, which is the highest in the past 15 years.

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