Srinagar: Pakistan on Friday violated ceasefire thrice along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. This provocation by Pakistan came a day after the Indian Army retaliated to Pakistan’s sniper attack, gunning down a Pakistan Army ranger in Bhimber sector. In a failed attempt, Pakistan had targeted an Indian Army jawan posted along the LoC in Nowshera sector leaving him critically injured a day before Diwali.

The Pakistan Army on Friday morning violated ceasefire along the LoC in Manjakote of the Rajouri sector. Following the first ceasefire violation of the day, a BSF jawan posted along the LoC was critically injured. He was shifted to the Army hospital.

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In the afternoon, the Pakistan Army resorted to another ceasefire violation in Tangdhar of the Kupwara sector. This led to retaliation by the Indian Army.

In the evening, Pakistan targeted Indian troops deployed in Khour area of the Akhnoor sector. An Army officer told MyNation that a jawan was seriously injured in the attack.

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According to MyNation sources, the Pakistan Army has been looking to facilitate infiltration by terrorists under the cover of cross-border firing. But having failed to enter India from the other side of the Pir Panjal ranges, the Pakistan Army-backed terrorists are now trying hard to reactivate their bases in Jammu. However, the Indian security agencies are taking every input on possible infiltration attempts by terrorists seriously and an alert has been sounded.