Two Army personnel have martyred in firing from across the LoC in J&K's Bandipore and Rajouri on Monday, officials said. In Rajouri, an Army jawan lost his life in a gunfight between Indian troops and suspected infiltrators aided by Pakistani forces, officials added.
Alert Army troops picked up "suspicious movements" along the LoC in Keri Battal belt in Sunderbani sector, they said.
A loud blast was then heard followed by heavy firing from Pakistan, they said, adding that Indian troops retaliated promptly leading to the fierce gunfight.
In Bandipore, Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts, taking the life of another Army personnel.
"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Gurez sector (in Bandipore) today (Monday). Our troops retaliated to the violation of inadequate measure and effectively," an Army official said.
The Pakistan Army also violated the ceasefire and "initiated unprovoked firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector" in Poonch district, they said. Indian Army personnel guarding the border retaliated effectively to the instances of ceasefire violation.