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An Indian Army soldier martyred in ceasefire violation in J-K’s Rajouri

An Indian Army soldier was martyred in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir late on Thursday.

A defence official confirmed the soldier’s death in the shelling on Thursday night. The official added that further details were awaited. Pakistan also violated the ceasefire in the front sector of Poonch district on Thursday night.

A defence spokesperson said Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation at about 10:45pm by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kirni sector.

The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, the spokesperson added.

He said that a large scale search has begun in Kalakote of Rajouri district after a terrorist was killed by security forces in an operation in the area late on Thursday.

“Acting upon hard intelligence, security forces eliminated one terrorist in Dharmsal village in Kalakote area of Rajouri district. We suspect that two to three ultras are hiding there,” a source said.

A local said security forces exchanged fire with terrorists in Dharmsal village around 8.15pm.

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