Indian troops are retaliating to the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan, said the officials
Colonel Devender Anand, Defence Ministry spokesman said Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the LoC in Poonch sector on Thursday night.
The officials said SI Rakesh Doval deployed at the BSF artillery battery at the LoC in Baramulla was killed after he sustained head injury in the firing around 1315 hours.
Pakistan has been targeting the hamlets in Poonch for the last five days, resulting in injuries to several animals due to shelling on Tuesday.
The firing and shelling from across the border in Shahpur, Kirni and Degwar sectors started around 9.15 am.
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and opened fire at forward posts in Keri sector, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, the sources said.
Srinagar: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday by opening fire...
This is the sixth consecutive day of firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Pakistani troops targeted Indian positions by using both small and heavy firearms in Silikote, Churunda and Tilawari areas of Uri sector in Baramulla district."
The officials said the cross-border firing between the two sides was going on when last reports were received.
The troops targeted forward posts and villages in Sunderbani sector with mortars and small arms in the early morning hours.
India has, however, stood firm on its stance that terror and talks cannot go together
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 1715 hours in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control (LoC) last night," a defence spokesman said.
Heavy shelling from across the border in Mankote sector started around 7.40 am, prompting strong retaliation from the Indian Army, a police official said.
"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kamalkote area of Uri sector last evening," an Army official said.
"Pakistani troops resorted to firing in Jhangar forward area from 1845 hours to 1900 hours," a senior police officer said on Monday