In Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani forces today again resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch district.
He said six other personnel, including a defence porter, were also injured and are undergoing treatment. They were admitted to a hospital, where they succumbed.
Pakistani troops today violated ceasefire for a second consecutive day and resorted to firing and mortar shelling at forward areas along the LoC in Poonch, drawing strong retaliation from the Indian Army.
Confirming the unprovoked Pakistan aggression, Defence sources said that the Indian Army has been strongly and effectively retaliating and the firing exchanges were still on in the sector.
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Yesterday, an Army jawan and a porter were killed, and six others were injured when Pakistani troops fired small arms on forward areas along the Line of Control or LoC in the sector.
Sepoy T K Reddy (21) from Obulapuram village in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district and defence porter Mohd Zahir (22) from Kalali village in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district died from serious injuries, he said.
This comes after a jawan and a civilian lost their lives in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the LG sector of Poonch on Thursday. Senior officials of Pakistan's military and foreign ministry briefed the Head of Missions of Permanent Members of UN Security Council about the "recent escalation of ceasefire violations by India on the LoC and Working Boundary", the foreign office said, as per report.