Army porter killed in Pakistani firing in J-K’s Keran sector

Updated on May 28, 2017 02:40 PM IST

Indian forces had on Saturday thwarted an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rampur sector, killing six intruders.

In April, the army had gunned down four militants in Keran sector when they were trying to sneak into India.(AFP Photo)
In April, the army had gunned down four militants in Keran sector when they were trying to sneak into India.(AFP Photo)
ByAgencies

An army porter was killed and one injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector.

“Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Keran sector yesterday by resorting to unprovoked firing, resulting in death of one army porter and injuries to another,” an army official said on Sunday.

The body of the porter was handed over to his kin for last rites while the injured was moved to a medical facility, the official said.

Indian forces had on Saturday thwarted an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rampur sector, killing six intruders.

Pakistan has stepped up attacks on Indian posts along the de facto border in the last few weeks as ties between two neighbours continue to deteriorate. India, too, has hit back.

A few days ago, the Indian Army released videos of “punitive strikes” on Pakistani posts after two Indian soldiers were beheaded on May 1 by a rouge border unit of the Pakistani army.

In April, the army had gunned down four militants in Keran sector when they were trying to sneak into India.

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