Pak violates ceasefire twice along LoC in Rajouri

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SRINAGAR:

Pakistan

on Monday twice violated

ceasefire

by resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Rajouri district, two days after a soldier lost his life in a similar breach of truce, a defence spokesperson said.
In the past two weeks, three Indian soldiers have died in cross-border skirmishes.

Sepoy Lungambui Abonmei

(29) was killed in

Kerni sector

of

Poonch

on June 13, Naik Gurcharan Singh (28) lost his life in Pak firing in

Manjakote

sector of Rajouri on June 10 while Hav Mathiazhagan P (40) was killed in Sunderbani sector during a similar ceasefire violation by Pakistan on June 4.
Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender

Anand

said, “Around 2.30pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars along the LoC in Rajouri’s Sunderbani sector.” Lt Col Anand said that the Indian Army retaliated befittingly.
“Again around 7pm, Pakistan violated ceasefire along the LoC in Rajouri’s

Nowshera

sector. The cross-border fire exchange stopped around 8.15pm,” the spokesperson added.
There has been a spurt in Pakistani shelling along the LoC this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Pertinently, three soldier deaths have taken place in these frequent ceasefire violations in different sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts since June 4.

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