Kupwara: Two soldiers and a civilian were killed, while three civilians injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday.

Two houses were damaged in the incident, officials told a leading daily.

In another case, a woman was killed on Tuesday due to unprovoked mortar shelling from the Pakistani side and small arms fire along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

In 2019, the number of violations has witnesses a spike. Data finds there have been 296 ceasefire violations in July, 307 in August and 292 in September. this year.

Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh warned last week that neighbouring Pakistan is trying to push militants in the Kashmir Valley to disturb peace in the region following Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 which gave Kashmir special status.

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