Three killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 20: Two soldiers and one civilian have been killed after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said today. Three others have also been injured.

The incident took place in the Tanghar sector of Kupwara. Two houses were also damaged in the incident.The Army said they retaliated strongly to the unprovoked firing.

Last week, two army soldiers were killed in separate incidents after Pakistan fired along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla and Rajouri.

Indian Army sources alleged that Pakistan has increased ceasefire violations along the Line of Control since special status to Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped in August.

Till September this year, Pakistan had committed more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 21 people died, the centre had said last month.

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