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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in Rajouri sector, border areas on alert

The official said the operation was in progress and further details were awaited. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Jammu and Kashmir Oct 27, 2016, 05.36 PM (IST)

Ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops continue unabated along the Line of Control in Kashmir. 

Border areas have been put on high alert after Kashmir's Rajouri district came under heavy shelling from the Pakistani troops. 

The Indian Army said they had noted ceasefire violations in the Kathua sector and KG sector of Jammu and Kashmir late on Thursday. 

Senior police official, Mohd Younis Choudhary said they had asked all locals to be cautious and stay indoors as the troops exchanged gunfire. 

Interior minister Rajnath Singh, who spoke to the Border Security Force's director general, asked the troops to give a "befitting response" to the shelling. 

 

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Earlier, the Indian Army had foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists from Pakistan-administered Kashmir in the Tangdhar sector. 

One soldier was killed and another injured in the ensuing gunfight. 

"An infiltration bid was foiled in Tangdhar as troops intercepted a group of terrorists attempting to infiltrate. The injured soldier has been evacuated," he said.

The official told that the operation was still underway. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)
 

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