Three soldiers killed, five injured as LoC roads with artilleries at Poonch, Kupwara CFV in Machil, Keran sectors, says army
Kupwara, Jammu, Oct 01 (KNO): Three soldiers were killed and five others were injured Thursday in two separate incidents of Ceasefire Violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Kupwara districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Defence spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in the Nowgam sector this morning by firing mortars and other weapons. “Two soldiers fatal. Four soldiers injured who are being evacuated. Befitting reply being given,” he said.
A defence official said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along Machil and Keran sectors this evening. “Befitting response was being given,” he said.
The loss of lives on the Indian side comes after the Army lost a soldier in the Mankote sector of Poonch last night in heavy firing from the Pakistan side. “At Mankote, one soldier was injured as well who is being treated at army hospital Jammu,” the officials told KNO.
Locals in Kupwara’s border area said that huge sounds of explosions are being heard intermittently. “It started since morning and since then ground shaking explosions are taking place in Nowgam,” a group of villagers said, adding that they locked themselves inside their homes and took their livestock to safer locations. “It seems that both armies are using heavy artillery firing,” the locals said—(KNO)