Four Pakistani posts were destroyed in a massive fire assault in Keran Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said on Saturday.
“Four Pakistani posts have been destroyed in a massive fire assault in Keran Sector,” an army official told PTI. Heavy casualties have been inflicted on the Pakistani side, he said, without giving further details.
The army had earlier said that it would retaliate in equal measure to any ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed in an accident while retaliating to a ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in northern Kashmir’s Macchil sector along the Line of Control --- the de-facto border between India and Pakistan, authorities said on Saturday.
BSF inspector general (Kashmir) Vikash Chandra said constable Nitin Subhash sustained grievous injuries by the recoil of a long-range weapon on Friday night.
Subhash’s death followed the killing of sepoy Mandeep Singh on Friday night by militants who also mutilated his body, close to the border in the same sector, sparking outrage in India and politicians terming the act atrocious and depraved.
Indian security agencies suspect the militants to be from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based militant outfit also blamed for the attack on an army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir in September that left 19 soldiers dead. India had also blamed the outfit for the earlier attack on an air force base in Pathankot.