J&K: 2 Army jawans killed in Pak firing along LoC in Kupwara

Two jawans martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K again

Two soldiers lost their lives in firing by Pakistan near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran Sector of Kupwara district on Wednesday afternoon.The incident comes a day after security forces gunned down three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Budgam district.

Sources told NDTV that the jawans could not detect the attackers due to the hard weather conditions.

In the meantime, the Home Ministry has sounded a "highest alert" from across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of 7 Amarnath pilgrims by militants in Anantnag. The soldiers were on area domination patrol between two army posts.

The same day, the Pakistani authorities reported death of five civilians and injuries to a score others in the Indian firing and shelling in Chirikot, Satwal and other sectors on their side of the de facto border.

There have been almost 225 ceasefire violations by Pakistan army this year alone.

The defence spokesman here, Col. Rajesh Kalia, said the Pakistani troops initiated firing at 2.20 pm "without any provocation".

On 22 June, Pakistani special forces sneaked 600 metres across the LoC into the Poonch Sector and killed two Indian jawans while losing one Border Action Team (BAT) member in retaliatory action, according to PTI.

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