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Defiant Pakistan continues ceasefire violation, BSF retaliates

India TV News Desk August 25, 2014 0:11 IST
India TV News Desk
Jammu: Taking no hold over its terror activities, Pakistan has yet again violated the ceasefire and started firing at RS Pura sector of Jammu. In response, BSF has started the retaliation process.

Incidents of firing with mortar shells are reported from various sectors of the area including Samba, Vijaypur, Ramgarh and Chamliyal. Moreover, fresh reports of firing at all posts of Arnia are also coming from the state.

Earlier in the day, four suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and two soldiers were killed in two separate operations close to Line of Control in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Security forces had laid an ambush last night in Kalaroos area of Kupwara following an information about movement of militants in the area, an Army official said here today.  He said contact with the group of militants was established this morning and they were asked to surrender.

“However, the ultras opened firing towards security forces' positions, which was retaliated, resulting in a gunbattle that lasted several hours,” the official said.

He said a search operation was carried out after the gun fire stopped and bodies of four militants were recovered.  Four AK rifles and some ammunition were also recovered from the spot, he added.

An Army soldier - Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh - sustained grievous injuries during the operation and was airlifted to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar, where he succumbed, the official said.  The official said the militants were believed to be affiliated to LeT.

According to an Army spokesman it was not yet clear whether the militants were infiltrating from or exfiltrating to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

“It can be ascertained only after analysing the recoveries affected from the slain terrorists,” he said.  In another operation in Keran sector, a jawan was killed in a brief gunbattle with militants late last night.

Grenadier Rahul Kumar was injured in the operation and taken to military hospital at Drugmulla in Kupwara where he succumbed to injuries, an Army official said.