Srinagar/Islamabad: An Indian JCO and three Pakistani soldiers were killed in first major violation of ceasefire in Kashmir valley this year, when troops from the two sides traded heavy gunfire, officials said.
The violation took place in the key Keran sector in north Kashmir, which is the major ingress route of the militants from across the border and comes on the heels of another big infiltration bid from the adjacent Gurez sector.
While the first exchange of fire took place at 2000 hours on Wednesday, the second ceasefire violation took place at 1100 hours on Thursday.
"There were two ceasefire violations in Keran sector of Kupwara district from across the Line of Control since 2000 hours Wednesday," Defence spokesman Lt Colonel JS Brar said adding that heavy mortars and machine guns were used....more
01:25 PM, Sep 01, 2011