2 soldiers, civilian killed in Kupwara as Pak violates ceasefire

2 soldiers, civilian killed in Kupwara as Pak violates ceasefire

Srinagar: Two soldiers and a civilian were killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tanghar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday, police said.

Three civilians were also injured in the firing by Pakistani troops, they said. Two houses were damaged in the incident.

Another civilian was injured on Sunday as Pakistani Rangers shelled mortars along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The intermittent firing and shelling from across the border overnight was aimed at stalling some construction work in Hiranagar sector, they said.

Pakistani Rangers fired from small arms and shelled mortars in Manyari-Chorgali area around 7.45 pm on Saturday, drawing retaliation from BSF personnel, the officials said.

A house was hit by a mortar shell and caught fire. House owner Syed Ali received minor burn injuries.

The intermittent exchange of fire between the two sides continued till 4.40 am on Sunday, the officials said.

Meanwhile Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the deadliest days since Kashmir's special status was revoked in August.

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