"One jawan made the supreme sacrifice while two others were injured in the operation against militants in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district," an Army official said here.

The encounter between the security forces and militants broke out yesterday near Ragni post in Taya forests. The operation was going on till last reports came in, the official said.

Pakistan again violates ceasefire

After a day-long lull, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

This is the first time that Pakistani troops fired 120 mm mortar shells.

Pakistani troops resorted to firing from automatic weapons and mortar shells on forward post in Mandi-Sabzaiyan sector in Poonch from 2330 hrs to 0430 hrs, a Defence Spokesman said.

Apart from mortar shells and automatic weapons, Pakistani troops fired 120 mm mortars. There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

There have been 16 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in August.

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