Soldiers Killed In An Attack Near Line Of Control In North Kashmir

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

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

IANS quoted defence ministry sources saying that the soldiers were killed in Furkiya area of Chowkibal sector, which is a known route used by militants for infiltrating into the Kashmir Valley from Pakistan.

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

Northern Army chief Lt Gen Devraj Anbu paid his respects to the two soldiers and offered condolences to their families.

The incident comes days after terrorists ambushed a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Kashmir's Anantnag district.

The two soldiers who were killed, both from 3 JAK Rifles, were deployed in the area close to the Line of Control.

On Saturday, two people including a woman were killed in Poonch sector, while as five civilians were killed on Pakistani side in a similar exchange of fire. The soldiers were killed 800 metres from the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan.

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

"In a cease-fire violation today two troops lost their lives in Keran sector of Kupwara", Indian military spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia told Xinhua.

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