Ceasefire violation in Poonch, woman injured

Ceasefire violation in Poonch, woman injured

Jammu: A woman was injured when the Pakistani Army violated ceasefire twice in two sectors of Poonch district by firing mortar shells on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC, prompting Indian troops to retaliate.
Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 0920 hours today along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishana Ghati sector, a defence spokesman said.
Yesterday at 2300 hours, the Pakistani Army violated ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch sector, the spokesman said.
The Indian Army posts were retaliating strongly and effectively and firing was underway in both sectors, he said.
A woman suffered injuries when a mortar shell exploded close to her house in Qasba Shahpur belt in Poonch sector today, a police officer said, adding that she was hospitalised.
The police said Pakistani troops were targeting residential areas and hamlets with mortar bombs and the shells were landing deep inside the border.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s foreign ministry claimed that two of its villagers were injured in firing by the Indian Army.

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