2 porters killed, two jawans injured in Pakistani firing

SRINAGAR: Two porters were killed and two jawans injured today when Pakistani troops, violating the seven-year-old ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), fired on Indian positions at Machhil sector in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts and positions in Machhil sector, 140 kms from here, around 7.30 am without any provocation, defence spokesman Lt Col J S Brar told PTI.
Two porters were killed on the spot and two army jawans injured in the firing, he said. In 2003, India and Pakistan had announced a ceasefire on the LoC.
The incident comes ahead of Indo-Pakistan foreign secretary-level talks and the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram’s visit to Islamabad for the SAARC Interior Minister’s Conference.

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