Soldier killed in ceasefire violation in Rajouri

The Pakistan Army initiated small arms firing at the Indian Army posts in the Naushera sector. File

The Pakistan Army initiated small arms firing at the Indian Army posts in the Naushera sector. File

"Indian Army as a professional force takes due care to avoid targeting of civilians and Pakistani Army was expected to do the same", Indian DGMO said to his Pakistani counterpart, the statement said.

This is the third ceasefire violation in Naugam sector within 24 hours.

India on Thursday accused Pakistan of "deliberately targeting" villages and school children in ceasefire violations across the Line of Control, which remains volatile with the two armies exchanging heavy fire on a daily basis in Jammu & Kashmir. "Pakistan Army targets only those Indian posts which initiate firing on innocent civilians".

Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border which divides Kashmir between them.

Foreign ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Indian security forces resorted to firing in Baroh and Tandar sectors on Tuesday.

The two DGMOs last spoke on Monday when Lt.Gen. Bhatt told the Pakistani commander that the Indian Army reserved the right to retaliate appropriately against any incident of ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army.

Terrorists also made a bid to infiltrate into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) via the Gurez sector which was foiled by the Indian troops who killed one of the infiltrators, officials told PTI.

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