The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia after Indian army conducted artillery fire on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Earlier on Sunday, in a retaliatory move against Pakistan's ceasefire violations, the Indian Army launched a counterattack on terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) opposite the Tangdhar sector.
Sources have reported that four launch pads in Neelam Valley (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) have been targeted/destroyed by the Indian Army. Fatalities have also been reported on the Pakistan side, as per sources. Sources report that 4-5 Pakistan Army soldiers have been killed and several have been injured.
Pakistan has been incessantly violating the ceasefire. On Sunday, two Army jawans were killed, said sources. One civilian named Mohd. Sideeq was also killed. As per sources, a house, two cars, two cowsheds, and a rice godown have been damaged; 19 sheep and six cattle too have lost their lives in the ceasefire violation.
On October 4, Pakistan Army had continued to target civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). An18-year old Kashmiri youth in the Kamalkote sector, Uri district in Jammu & Kashmir was killed. As per sources, Pakistan Army had been committing ceasefire violations for 24 hours in the area. Sources informed that the Pakistan Army targetted Indian Army posts as well as the civilian population and used mortar shells during the violations.
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Sunday said 200 to 300 militants are active in the state and Pakistan has intensified cross-border firing to push in as many of them as possible before the onset of winter. He also said a large number of militants had managed to sneak into the state from across the border recently even as the counter-infiltration grid scuttled various attempts by eliminating infiltrators. "The number of active militants (in Jammu and Kashmir) is between 200 to 300... the figure usually does not remain static and goes up and down," Singh told reporters during a visit to the border district of Poonch to review the security situation.