2 Army Jawans Killed In Yet Another Ceasefire Violation In Jammu-Kashmir

03/11/2015 9:49 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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GOHALAN, KASHMIR, INDIA - APRIL 20: An Indian army soldier patrols the fenced area of Line Of Control on April 20, 2015 in Gohalan, 120 Kms (75 miles) north west of Srinagar , the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals. India on Sunday alledged a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along what New Delhi prefers to call the International Border and Working Boundary by Islamabad, snaking the southern Jammu region of the disputed area. The Indian army in northern Uri district say it has increased its vigil along the Line of Control (LOC), another military line that further divides the region up to the Siachen glaciers. Both Pakistan and India have traded blame over unprovoked shelling which India says is aimed to facilitate the crossover of rebels to their side, a charge Pakistan denies. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

SRINAGAR -- Two army jawans were killed in firing by the Pakistan Rangers at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday.

The firing lasted for around two hours from 12noon-2 pm.

The army troopers, who were attacked with 36 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), were killed when Pakistan Rangers targeted forward posts at Tarbal in Gurez sector.

The slain troopers have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Lone, a resident of Bakhtoor Gurez, and Waseem Ahmad Lone, a resident Mantra in Bandipora.

Meanwhile, the forces manning the fence along the additional reinforcement of army's 3 and 13 Sikh Regiments have launched a search operation in the area as they suspect that taking advantage of the firing by Pakistan some militants might have sneaked into India.

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