Tue, Dec 6, 2016 | updated 06:22 AM IST

One soldier killed, two injured in Pak ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector

Updated: Nov 08, 2016 19:05 IST

Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 8 (ANI): At least one soldier was killed and two others were injured as Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

The Indian Armed Forces have been aptly retaliating to the heavy firing initiated by the Pakistani Rangers.

As per the police, Pakistan is using long-range 120-mm mortar shells and the Indian Army is giving a befitting reply.

The exchange of fire still continues.

Today's ceasefire takes place two days after two soldiers were killed and five others, including two women, were injured in the Pir Panjal Valley's Poonch district on Sunday.

Soldiers posted in Krishna Ghati first spotted the movement of militants around 2 a.m.

"Two infiltration bids, assisted by Pakistani ceasefire violations, were foiled in the Krishna Ghati sector. One soldier was killed," said a spokesman of the Northern Command.

Sources said the militants fled back into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as the Pakistan Army continued covering fire till 4 a.m.

More than 100 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have had happened so far, following India's surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on September 29. (ANI)