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2 civilians including Army jawan on leave, wife killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector

Pakistan On Saturday Violated Ceasefire In Poonch Sector In Jammu And Kashmir. Indian Army Is Retaliating Strongly To The Indiscriminate Firing.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 08 Jul 2017, 12:48:13 PM
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector along LoC, Army retaliate (File photo)

New Delhi:

Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Army is retaliating strongly to the indiscriminate firing. Two civilians were killed and a few others suffered injuries when the Pakistani army violated the ceasefire.   

Pakistan violated ceasefire at Chaka Da Bagh and Kharri Karmara areas.

Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of Small arms, automatics and mortars from 06:30 AM in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LC). There are reports of exchange of mortar firing as well.

Territorial army jawan and wife killed in Pakistani mortar shelling along LoC in Poonch. The Soldier Md Shaukat of Territorial Army was on leave and an en shell landed on his house in civil area resulting in demise of the Soldier and his wife.

The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector from 0630 hours, a defence spokesman said.

The Indian troops retaliated effectively, he said.

The Pakistani troops rained mortar bomb shells and resorted to heavy firing targeting civilian villages as well, a police officer said.

“Very heavy shelling is going on. So far two civilians have died in Pakistani shelling in Khadi Karmara village along the LoC,” he said, adding that some other people suffered injuries.

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First Published : 08 Jul 2017, 07:48:00 AM