Srinagar: An Army jawan and a civilian porter were killed in Poonch when Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged fire at forward areas along the LoC on Thursday, reports said.
“The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatics from 1035 hours in Krishnagati Sector along the Line of Control (LoC)”, a defence spokesman said, while commenting on the ceasefire violation.
He said that the Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. “Firing is still on,” the spokesman said.
Sources said that an army jawan and a civilian ported associated with the army were killed in the gunfire.
Meanwhile, reports said that Pakistani troops also resorted to mortar shelling in Karmara area of Poonch sector. The shelling was carried out at intermittent intervals till afternoon, they added.
Meanwhile, earlier, on October 6, three army soldiers were injured during the exchange of fire in Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district, and on October 4, three Army jawans were injured in unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Poonch sector.
In a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch on October 3 an Army jawan was killed, a day after two minors died and 12 civilians were injured in cross-border shelling.