Two jawans were killed while four others were injured after terrorists attacked a convoy of the Indian Army in the Lower Munda area of Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday, June 3. In another incident, two people got injured when the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire yet again in the Poonch and Rajouri districts of the state on Saturday.
The convoy was travelling from Jammu to Srinagar when it was attacked near Qazigund's Hillar village located on the national highway. Six army jawans got injured in the attack and one of them succumbed to his injuries in a hospital where they were taken for treatment.
The Indian Army subsequently launched a search and cordon operation in the area to nab the terrorists responsible for the attack. The Srinagar-Jammu highway has also been closed for traffic, following the terrorist attack.
J&K: 1 Army personnel lost his life & 4 injured in attack by terrorists on Army convoy that took place in Qazigund (visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/CDb2cJkCmf
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 3, 2017
Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in the Poonch and Rajouri districts of the state on Saturday. This is the third incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan within 24 hours.
Ceasefire violation in Krishna Ghati and Poonch
The attack on the army's convoy comes after ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Poonch district — Poonch and Krishna Ghati — a defence spokesperson said.
When the Indian Army retaliated, the Pakistani troops opened indiscriminate fire along the LoC in the Poonch sector around 11 pm on Friday, June 2, using small arms, automatic weapons and 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.
A civilian named Shehnaz Akhter was also injured in the firing in the district's Shahpur area. He suffered splinter injuries on one of her legs and was shifted to the district hospital in Poonch. Heavy firing and shelling also reportedly took place in the Kerni, Sauujian and Mendher areas of the district. Firing stopped in Poonch sector at the time of writing this report but is still underway in the Krishna Ghati sector.