India-Pakistan border firing kills three Indian soldiers

Three Indian soldiers were killed, five others injured during heavy shelling by Pakistan along the border in Jammu and Kashmir in two separate incidents.

Indian Army claimed Pakistan used mortars to target Indian positions.

The ceasefire violation started last night as Pakistan launched unprovoked firing in the Mankote and Krishna Ghati sectors, a defense spokesperson said today.

A befitting response is being given,” the army said.

Two soldiers were killed in firing by Pakistan in the Nowgam sector of Kupwara district in North Kashmir on Thursday.

A third soldier was killed in overnight firing in Poonch. The injured soldiers were evacuated, the spokesman added.

India and Pakistan share a 3,323 km long border. It is one of the most dangerous borders in the world and it can be seen from space at night due to the 150,000 flood lights installed by India on about 50,000 poles.

In 2020 so far, there have been more than 3,000 ceasefire violations and this is the most  in 17 years.