Srinagar: The Pakistani troops on Saturday violated the ceasefire in Nowgam sector that injured two Indian soldiers and martyred one.
“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) along the Line of Control in Nowgam sector of Kupwara in the morning by firing mortars and other weapons,” defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.
The injured jawans were evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital and their condition is stable, Col Kalia added.
The soldier who attained martyrdom was identified as Army Gunner Bhupinder Singh of 17 Brigade, the Army sources said earlier.
The Pakistani troops targeted Indian forward posts at the LoC by firing medium motor shells.
In another case, Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Shahpur, Kirni and Degwar sectors in Poonch at about 5.30 pm on Saturday.