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Indian Army Foils Pak Infiltration Bid At LoC

Srinagar: The Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt at the Line of Control in the Keran sector on Friday even as Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violations in multiple sectors up to Uri along the LoC.

As per reports, suspicious movement was observed by the Indian troops at the forward posts along the LoC. The alert troops foiled the infiltration attempts.

The army said “This was accompanied by initiation of an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan along the LoC in Keran Sector by firing mortars and other weapons. Befitting response is being given.”

“The CFVs spread to larger areas from Keran to Uri Sectors.” the army added.

This was the second infiltration attempt within a week. The earlier unsuccessful infiltration bid in Machhal Sector on 7/8 November was foiled in which three terrorists were eliminated.

The Army said the troops are well poised to defeat all attempts by Pakistan to infiltrate terrrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.

For the third consecutive day on Thursday Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in three sectors of the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Poonch district.

Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman said at about 9 a.m. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars along the LoC in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district.

The spokesman said Indian army retaliated befittingly.

Meanwhile, five civilians were injured on Friday as Pakistan continued to violate the ceasefire agreement on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district for the fourth consecutive day.

Defence Spokesman Colonel Devender Anand said at about 2.45 p.m. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Sawjian sector.

The spokesman said Indian army is retaliating befittingly.

Later in the day, three civilians were killed, two army soldiers and one BSF officer also died in action, official sources said.

“In the Cease Fire Violation started by the Pakistan, BSF Officer Sub Insp. Rakesh Dobhal laid down his life while retaliating fittingly. @BSF_Kashmir salute your supreme sacrifice, Braveheart!” BSF said.

Pakistan has violated ceasefire on Friday for the fourth day running. Pakistan violated ceasefire in three other sectors of the LoC during the last three days.

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

In over 3,200 such ceasefire violations by Pakistan since January, 24 civilians were killed and over 100 injured.

(Nitesh Kumar Sahoo With IANS Inputs)

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