One army jawan martyred in a bid to prevent infilration
Srinagar: One Indian Army jawan has been martyred in a bid to prevent infiltration of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector here on Thursday.
The terrorists were making attempts to enter in the area near the Line of Control (LOC), said officials. The army is conducting search operations. One soldier was also injured during the operation.
"One soldier was martyred and another injured when alert troops challenged a group of heavily armed terrorists on the LoC in Tangdhar sector," said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesperson of the Army's Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps.
Earlier in the day, A Border Security Force (BSF) officer, Assistant Sub Inspector AK Upadhayay, died while retaliating to the Pakistani Rangers who opened fire at civilian areas and Indian paramilitary posts.
The Pakistan army had violated ceasefire in the KG Sector from 5.10 p.m. today (Thursday) by using small arms, automatic weapons and 82 mm mortars. Indian Army, however, gave a befitting reply to Pakistan fire.
It could be mentioned here that there have been over 40 ceasefire violations since India carried out surgical strike.