RAWALPINDI – As many as two Pakistani soldiers were martyred as India resorted on unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the ISPR said on Thursday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian forces violated ceasefire in Bhimbher, Lipa and Keel sectors, targeting Pakistani positions earlier this day. A Pakistani citizen was also injured by the Indian firing.

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Pakistani forces also befittingly responded to the Indian ceasefire violations and used light artillery. The cross-border firing continued for some three hours.

Similar violations were also reported in Poonch sector along the LoC, however, no loss was confirmed.  Lachyal village in Azad Kashmir remained the main target of Indian shelling.

The ceasefire violations along the Line of Control came as tensions are high between Pakistan and India since the Uri attack which killed 18 soldiers. India blamed Pakistan for the incident, however, Pakistan categorically denied the allegation demanding an international probe into the matter.

Pakistan and India had agreed on a ceasefire treaty in November 2003 to ensure a better border management system on the Line of Control (LoC) in disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.