India, Pak resort to cross firing, shelling along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged shelling and small arms firing across LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir late last night, the police officials said today.

“In its unprovoked shelling, it targeted forward posts and civilian areas along LoC in Balakote sector, following which the Indian Army hit back effectively with the exchanges continuing intermittently till dawn today”, the police officials said.

Pertinently, five members of a family including three minor brothers were killed after Pakistani army targeted border villages of the district with mortar bombs on March 18.

Two sisters were critically injured in the shelling and had to be airlifted to Jammu for treatment.

The civilian casualties occurred in forward village of Devta Sargloon when a shell hit the mud house of Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, a police official said. PTI

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