Jammu: An Army soldier was today killed while four others including a lieutenant were injured as Pakistani troops shelled mortars at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
The cross-border shelling by Pakistan troops started in Krishna Ghati sector this morning and continued for over two hours, resulting in injuries to five soldiers including an officer, an Army officer said.
One of the injured soldiers later succumbed to injuries at the military hospital.
A police official said a lieutenant and two junior commissioned officers were among the injured and they were evacuated to command hospital in Udhampur district for specialized treatment.
Earlier, defence spokesman Lt Col N N Joshi said that Pakistan Army initiated “unprovoked and indiscriminate” firing from 0700 hours using small arms, automatics and mortars.
“Indian Army has retaliated strongly, effectively and proportionately to the unprovoked ceasefire violation, he said. PTI