Soldiers near the Line of Control in Balakot sector of Poonch in Jammu. Photo: PTI

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire with India by firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, according to media reports. The India army returned fire in response to the violation, which occurred on Sunday night at around 10.30 pm.

Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Shahid Iqban Choudhary was quoted as saying, “The Pakistani army violated ceasefire by using light weapons and MMGs along the LoC in the Baba Khori belt of Naushera sector of Rajouri district.”

Meanwhile, two militants were reportedly killed on Saturday in an encounter with security forces during a counter-terrorist operation in Tahab village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The local militants were identified as Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Abid Magray.