Two Indian Army soldiers were killed and four others were injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Naugam sector on Thursday. The injured have been evacuated for treatment.
Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said Pakistan opened fire by mortars and other weapons in Kupwara in Naugam sector. A senior police officer said since this morning, intermittent ceasefire violation has been going on at the LoC. Besides other weapons, artillery firing is still on.
The soldiers, who were martyred, have been identified as Havaldar Kuldeep from Unit 15 Sikh Light Infantry and Shubham of 8 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. A red alert has been sounded in Naugam sector and a strict search operation is going on.
On Wednesday, Lance Naik Karnail Singh was killed in shelling by Pakistan in the Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. The deceased soldier was a native of Loha Khera in Sangrur district of Punjab. On Monday, another soldier was injured when Pakistani forces opened fire on Indian pickets in Machil sector.
This year has seen an increasing number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan from across the LoC, especially in north Kashmir. The army has been responding to every such ceasefire violation with full force. Senior army officers have said the unprovoked ceasefire violation is aimed at facilitating the infiltration of terrorists.