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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu Kashmir amid infiltration bids
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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu Kashmir amid infiltration bids

| @indiablooms | 29 Jun 2024, 09:41 pm

Poonch (Jammu Kashmir): Pakistan Rangers began unprovoked firing on Indian posts along the International Border in the Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir on late Friday night, media reported

The Indian Army responded 'befittingly' to the provocation, the sources said, according to India Today.

The firing was directed at a forward Indian post in Krishna Ghati, prompting an immediate retaliation by the Army troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC). The exchange of fire was brief, and no casualties were reported, the report said.

The recent ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops may have been an attempt to provide cover for infiltrating terrorists, according to sources. This incident has triggered a high alert along the Line of Control.

Security forces have heightened vigilance to prevent any infiltration attempts by Pakistani terrorists, and a search operation is currently underway.

The unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops coincides with the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, during which the first batch of over 4,500 pilgrims has arrived in Kashmir to visit the sacred site.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police RR Swain stated that comprehensive security measures have been implemented for the annual Amarnath Yatra.

The 52-day pilgrimage will begin on June 29 from the traditional 48 km Nunwan-Pahalgam route in Anantnag and the shorter 14 km Baltal route in Ganderbal, concluding on August 19.

Between June 9 and 12, the Jammu region experienced four terror incidents in the Reasi, Kathua, and Doda districts, resulting in the deaths of 10 people, including seven pilgrims and a CRPF jawan.

Two terrorists were killed in one of the encounters in Kathua district.

Earlier this week, three terrorists from the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group were killed in a six-hour gunfight in a forest area in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district.

Heavy gunfire and explosions shook the village as security forces eliminated two more terrorists in the day.

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