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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Jammu: Two terrorists were killed and their associate arrested in a joint operation by security forces on Sunday at Poshana in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.

"Two terrorists were killed and one associate of theirs arrested in Poshana area the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and CRPF," police said.

The gun battle started as security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

Sources said that a group of terrorists had recently infiltrated India from Pakistan and headed to south Kashmir's Shopian district.

The sources said Pakistan was sending terrorists to Kashmir to disturb the ongoing District Development Council elections.

Pakistan Again Violates Ceasefire In J&K's Poonch

Meanwhile, Pakistan again violated ceasefire on the line of control (LoC) on Sunday by using small firearms and mortar shells to target Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Devender Anand said that Pakistan indulged in unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Degwar Sector, to which the Indian Army retaliated befittingly.

Reports from the area said firing exchanges were going on till last reports came in.

Civilians in Degwar area complained that Pakistani shells were falling close to their houses.

Pakistan had violated ceasefire in Balakote Sector in Poonch district on Saturday.

Since the beginning of this year, Pakistan has with impunity violated the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 1999.

A total of 30 civilians have been killed and over 100 others injured in more than 3,200 LoC ceasefire violations since January 2020.

(With IANS Inputs)

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