Jawan injured in Pak's ceasefire violation in J&K

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 07 (ANI): An Army jawan got injured in firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla's Silikoot of Jammu and Kashmir on late Monday night. The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts while the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively. Further details are awaited. Security forces allege that many a times ceasefire violation by Pakistan is aimed at facilitating terrorists to cross over to India. India has upped ante against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in the recent past and security forces have gunned down many terrorists. On Aug 2, suspecting presence of terrorists, the Indian Army and the police, launched a cordon and search operation at Sugan village of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. In a major breakthrough, LeT chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice Arif were killed in an encounter with security forces at Hakripora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Following this, the separatists had called for 'bandh' to protest the killing of two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists and a civilian. The civilian was killed in protest that erupted following an encounter in which Dujana and Arif were gunned down by security forces. This was security forces' another big achievement after gunning down of Hizbul-Mujahideen chief Burhan Wani last year and his replacement Sabzar Bhat this year. (ANI)