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However, soon it was reported that an Indian soldier was injured in the attacks. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.

On Pakistan Ranger's request, the BSF on Monday also held a high-level meet with the Rangers on the worldwide border in Samba sector.

The seven-years-old girl, identified as Saida of Balakote in Poonch district, died when she was hit by a Pakistani shell.

The 37-year-old jawan, who hailed from Tral's Buchoo village.

Sources said Indian troops from the 268 Brigade in Keran sector targeted the vehicle, which fell into the Neelam river, with heavy-calibre weapons to retaliate against Pak Army's shelling in Rajouri sector on Saturday.

There were 23 incidents of ceasefire violations, one BAT (Border Action Team) attack and two infiltration bids by Pakistan in June, according to the Army.

The officer also emphasized that all cease-fire violations had been were initiated by Pakistan.

"Two civilians have been seriously injured. He was evacuated to the Military Intelligence room where he succumbed to his injuries", the spokesperson said. District Administration had ordered closure of all schools early morning.

"We've sounded alert and advised the residents to stay indoors".

"A mortar shell fired by Pakistani troops in Balakote sector in Poonch landed on an army bunker". Tral is the native area of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed by security forces a year ago in July. The soldier was killed in Rajouri district's Tarkundi area.

Indian army has already adopted hot pursuit to flush out terrorists from different parts of Kashmir Valley to restore peace and normalcy in the State. The injured soldier was shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Before this, the DGMOs held talks on May 2, a day after the beheading of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani side.

The 745-km LoC has witnessed multiple incidents of ceasefire violation in recent weeks.

"Continuous ceasefire violation on the LoC by the Indian army shows New Delhi is not honest regarding peace in South Asia". "So far, only one body has been fished out of the river", said an official in Muzaffarabad.

"He loved his job to the core".