In a joint operations of armed forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police, the terrorist was killed, sources said. However gunfight between security forces and terrorists continues in Awantipora.

"Six civilians sustained injuries after the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Poonch district on Thursday," a senior administration official said in Jammu.

The Pakistan Army used mortar shells to target Indian positions. Six houses were also damaged in the firing, state government sources said.

Of the six injured, two with serious splinter injuries were referred for specialised treatment in the Poonch district hospital.

Army spokesperson Colonel Manish Mehta confirmed the ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army and said that small arms and automatic weapons were used in the firing.

"Our troops retaliated with same calibre weapons," the spokesperson said.

A few days ago, security forces had busted a militant hideout in Kupwara and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in the operation.

Many ceasefire violations have been reported along Line of Control. India canceled Foreign Secretary level talks after Pakistan envoy met separatist leaders in New Delhi.

External Affairs Secretary Sujatha Singh had to visit Pakistan on August 25 to hold meeting with her Pakistan counterpart.

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