Soldier killed in Pak sniper fire along LoC

5 Terrorists Killed In Jammu And Kashmir's Machil Sector Major Infiltration Bid Foiled

The Army says the operation is in progress

An Army jawan was injured today in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

Pakistan's Foreign Office on Tuesday protested the killing of a 35-year-old woman by Indian forces shooting across the Line of Control (LoC) in the latest violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreement.

He said the injured soldier has been taken to the Army hospital here for treatment.

Firing between the two forces of India and Pakistan, who have fought three wars since their independence in 1947, is fairly common in the recent years.

According to reports, Pakistani troupes resorted to shelling and firing in forward areas along the LoC. On July 30, Pakistani forces had violated the ceasefire by firing from light weapons and medium machine guns in the Baba Khori belt of Naushera sector.

However, Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan informed the National Assembly on Monday that Indian troops have committed 319 ceasefire violations along the LoC in the disputed Kashmir region since November previous year. Five terrorists were slayed in this operation along the LoC.

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