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[Representational Picture] In Picture: File photo of India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrolling the fenced border with Pakistan near Jammu.Reuters

Pakistan has accused Indian troops of killing two of its soldiers in 'unprovoked firings' at Rakhchakri sector and Hotspring sector of the Jammu and Kashmir state on Thursday.

The situation along the Line of Control (LoC) has been tense ever since the Pakistani army allegedly killed five Indian soldiers in an ambush a couple of weeks ago. India has accused Pakistan of violating the ceasefire along the LoC but the latter denied.

"At 1150 hours today Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing at LoC, Rakhchakri sector near Rawlakot. Sepoy Habib embraced shahadat (martyrdom) due to unprovoked Indian firing," Daily Times quoted the statement made by the Pakistani military on Thursday. 

"Indian troops again resorted to unprovoked firing at Hotspring (Tatta Pani) sector in the evening. A Pakistani soldier Sepoy Gul Wahab has embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while two soldiers are injured," Pakistani military announced again after a few hours.

Indian Army Colonel RK Palta told AFP that the Indian troops "retaliated effectively to the ceasefire violation, using small arms and heavy-calibre weapons as they did."

Meanwhile, the National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution against continued violation of ceasefire along the LoC, condemning India for the aggression. They had passed a similar resolution last week.

India and Pakistan have been accusing each other of violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the border of late, threatening to derail peace talk initiatives.

The killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush earlier this month rocked the Parliament which is currently in monsoon session. India claimed that Pakistani troops violated ceasfire several times in August, forcing them to retaliate.

India's Defence Minister AK Antony had earlier warned Pakistan not to take advantage of 'India's restraint' and gave a green signal to the army to retaliate in situations of any provocation."The armed forces have freedom to respond to the developing situation there appropriately," he said. 

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