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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire along Line of Control in Nowgam and Keran

Troops violated violation in Nowgam sector for the third consecutive day on Friday.

india Updated: Jul 21, 2017 19:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Army soldiers patrolling at the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)

Pakistani troops on Friday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Nowgam sector for the third consecutive day and in Keran sector but there were no casualties in the unprovoked firing from across the LoC.

An army official said the Indian Army is retaliating to the Pakistani aggression in equal measure.

“Pakistani troops violated ceasefire again in Nowgam sector today (Friday) by unprovoked firing towards our posts,” he said.

The official said the Pakistani troops also violated ceasefire in Keran sector of Kupwara.

This is the third ceasefire violation in Nowgam sector within 24 hours.

An Army jawan was killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowgam sector on Wednesday.

Pakistan has violated ceasefire in north Kashmir six times in the last nine days.

On July 12, two soldiers – Lance Naik Ranjit Singh and Rifleman Satish Bhagat – were killed when they were targeted by Pakistani troops while manning forward posts in Keran sector of Kupwara district.

Another jawan was injured when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kamalkote area of Uri sector in Baramulla district.

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 19:01 IST