Pakistan provokes again, violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch sector; heavy firing underway

Posted June 23, 2017

Khari Karmara (Jammu and Kashmir), June 22 (ANI): Two Indian Army soldiers were killed while retaliating to the unprovoked firing by the Pakistan's Border Action Team, in Khari Karmara of Poonch sector, on Thursday.

The official said the Indian Army's "Area Domination Patrol" was targeted by the armed intruders and exchange of fire occurred.

Pakistan's Border Action Teams (BAT) comprise heavily armed terrorists and are supported by the country's army.

"The BAT attackers had crossed the LoC and come 600 metres into the Indian side".

"While the firefight was going on, Pakistani posts engaged our posts by heavy firing".

Earlier in the day, an attempt of armed intrusion by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) in Poonch this year was foiled at 2 p.m.

The official said that two intruders were killed in retaliatory firing.

The sources had earlier also said that Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged small, automatics and mortar fire in Poonch district of the de facto border.

Prior to that, a BAT attack was carried out on February 18 but there were no casualties in that.

In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was killed and his body mutilated by a BAT. "The operations are in progress and heavy exchange of fire is going on", he added.

Meanwhile, army claimed they killed a militant along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir s Kupwara district.

The troops challenged them, triggering a gunbattle in which one militant was killed, he said.