Civilian injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 04, 2018, 08.26 AM(IST)

Representative image. Photograph:( ANI )

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The exchange of fire, which took place in the Keran sector, lasted for nearly 45 minutes

One civilian was injured as Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector last night.

The exchange of fire lasted for nearly 45 minutes, ANI reported.

The civilian lady, Noor Jahan suatained injuries in the leg and is being treated in sub-district hospital Tangdar.

Security forces have started a search operation around the spot to assure that no infiltration has taken place. 

The ceasefire violation comes a week after Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan and his Pakistani counterpart held an unscheduled hot line interaction on ceasefire violations.

During the DGMO level talk, India stood its ground regarding Pakistan sponsored terrorism in the Kashmir Valley while Pakistani DGMO accused Indian security forces of resorting to unprovoked firing along LoC.

In response, General Chauhan emphatically stated that retaliatory firing by Indian troops was only carried out in response to unabated support given by Pakistan Army to armed terrorists, who infiltrate across the border and target Indian Army posts with heavy calibre weapons.

Cross-border clashes between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan in Kashmir have reached the highest levels in 15 years, figures from both sides show, with hundreds killed or wounded and no solution in sight.

The LoC remains extremely volatile, with ceasefire violations already jumping to over 400 in the first two months of this year.

There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in the last couple of years.

Cross-border clashes between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan in Kashmir have reached the highest levels in 15 years, figures from both sides show, with hundreds killed or wounded and no solution in sight.

The LoC remains extremely volatile, with ceasefire violations already jumping to over 400 in the first two months of this year.