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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri; 1 jawan killed in action

Three policemen were injured in grenade attack in Sopore

[pullquote]In this story: 1. Pakistan targets Indian posts along LoC, violating ceasefire
2. Rifleman Yashpal (24) killed in action
3. Terrorists throw grenade at a police party
4. Terrorists who attacked police holed inside a house in Sopore[/pullquote]

Srinagar: In Rajouri of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Thursday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan soldiers opened fire this morning, targeting the Indian posts in Keri belt of Sunderbani sector.

Rifleman Yashpal (24) received bullet wounds from this unprovoked Pakistani firing and succumbed to his injuries.

In another incident, terrorists threw grenades at a police party in Sopore. Three policemen, including the police station in-charge, were injured in the bomb attack.

There have been 110 incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan this year so far. The western neighbour had violated the ceasefire 2,936 times in 2018.

Recently, four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed by Pakistani bullets in Kashmir.

Replying to Pakistan on LoC

A spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence said that the Pakistan Army targeted Indian border posts in the Sunderbani sector with heavy firing. Starting Thursday morning, the firing started and stopped.

India, it is learnt, has begun retaliatory firing at Pakistani locations along the LoC.

Terrorists in Sopore

After the grenade attack on police in Sopore, security forces launched a search operation against the terrorists in Sopore. According to news agency sources, the terrorists are hiding in a house, which has been surrounded.

Action against terrorists after the Pulwama attack

On 14 February, some terrorists of Pakistan-sponsored Jaish-e-Mohammed, led by a fidayeen (suicide bomber) attacked a convoy of the CRPF, killing 40 paramilitary jawans. After this, the Modi government had given full autonomy to the security forces to give Pakistan-based terrorists a befitting reply.

The Indian Air Force destroyed some of Jaish’s hideouts with airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan, on 26 February. About 350 terrorists were killed in the IAF airstrike.

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