Pakistan violates ceasefire again, four guerrillas killed

August 25th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) Four guerrillas were killed during an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LOC) in the north Kashmir Gulmarg sector Monday, police sources said. Two Indian Army troopers were injured in a separate incident of another violation of the bilateral ceasefire by Pakistan troops.The militants were killed when security forces intercepted a group of infiltrators and asked them to lay down their weaponsm, according to the police.

“The militants started firing at the security forces, triggering an encounter in which four guerrillas were killed,” a police officer told IANS here.

In Teetwal area of north Kashmir Tanghdar sector of the LoC, Pakistan Rangers troopers fired a mortar shell which exploded on this side, injuring two troopers of the Assam Rifles, according to sources.

This was yet another violation of the 2003 bilateral ceasefire between India and Pakistan.

The ceasefire was announced by the two countries in December 2003 and was holding till the beginning of this year when Pakistan troops started violating it.

Intelligence sources here maintain “the violations of the bilateral ceasefire by Pakistan troops are aimed at providing cover to the intruding guerrillas into the Indian side of the LOC”, which is the de facto border between the two countries in divided Kashmir.

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