Shelling on villages along LoC in Poonch

Shelling on villages along LoC in Poonch
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Jammu: The police said that Pakistani army on Sunday targeted villages and forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district with heavy mortar shells and automatic weapons, in yet another ceasefire violation.
According to a police officer, the areas of Khadi Karmara and Diwgar were targeted.
The Pakistan army resorted to indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortar bombs from 1755 hours on villages and Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch district, the police officer said.
There has been no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing till now, he said.
On Saturday as well, Pakistani forces had violated the ceasefire after which Indian troops retaliated, damaging three posts and causing causalities to Pakistani army, according to reports.
Two Pakistani soldiers were learnt to have been killed in the retaliation and several others injured, the reports said.
Earlier, an army jawan and his wife were killed and four persons injured when the Pakistani army violated the ceasefire on Saturday by shelling and firing at forward posts and hamlets along the LoC in Poonch.
The deceased were identified as Sepoy Mohmmad Shaukat of Territorial Army and his wife Safia Bi. Their three daughters identified as Zaida Kouser (6), Robina Kouser (12) and Nazia Bi were injured as was another person.
There have been 23 incidents of ceasefire violation, one BAT attack and two infiltration bids by Pakistan in June this year in which 4 people including 3 jawans have been killed and 12 injured, officials said.
On June 29, two Indian Army jawans were injured when Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled mortars on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch.



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