Jammu, October 20: Two Indian soldiers were martyred after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday. One civilian was also killed while three civilians were injured in the firing by Pakistani troops. The Indian Army gave a befitting reply to the Pakistani side by retaliating strongly in the entire sector. "Indian forces caused heavy damages and casualty to Pakistan after two Indian soldiers and one civilian were killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar sector (Jammu and Kashmir) today", the Indian Army said in its statement.
Due to heavy shelling by Pakistan, several houses of Manyari village in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district were damaged. Locals said, "We're lucky children weren't sleeping inside. We request the PM to give befitting reply to Pakistan. We've already suffered losses due to firing by Pakistan". Moreover, one rice godown, 2 cars have been completely damaged and 2 cow shelters with 19 cattle and sheep inside have also been destroyed in the heavy shelling by Pakistan.
According to details by Jammu and Kashmir Police, heavy cross-border shelling was reported along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district on Sunday. According to a tweet by ANI, the Indian Army sources stated that the two soldiers lost their lives when Pakistan Army was pushing infiltrators into Indian territory. According to officials, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire over 2,000 times along the LoC so far this year. Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in Poonch.
Here's the tweet:
Indian Army sources: Two Indian soldiers killed in ceasefire violation, along the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector (Jammu and Kashmir), when Pakistan Army was pushing infiltrators into Indian territory. Indian Army is retaliating strongly in the entire sector. pic.twitter.com/xIhej3hizo
— ANI (@ANI) October 20, 2019
In September, an Indian soldier was killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir following a ceasefire violation by Pakistan. The jawan, identified the deceased soldier as Grenadier Hemraj Jat (23), lost his life after Pakistani troops resorted to shelling of mortars and firing of small arms in which Jat sustained fatal injuries.