Pak violates cease-fire in Poonch district, one soldier killed

October 25th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.25 (ANI): A soldier was killed in indiscriminate firing by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch District on Sunday night.

The unprovoked firing appears to have escalated tension along the border ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India.

Accoding to official sources, Pakistani troops targeted the Indian posts of Kirpan, Kranti and Kirpan-II from their forward posts of Chuha and Daaku.

The Army is already aware of Pakistan’s plot to create tension along the Line of Control (LoC) as well as the International Border before and during Obama’s visit.

According to defence sources, the movement of militants has not been observed and intrusion bid, if any, made from across the LoC have been thwarted.

The Army and BSF is maintaining a high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) in the Jammu sector to thwart infiltration attempts by the militants. (ANI)

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