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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Shahpur sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Pakistan On Monday Initiated Unprovoked Ceasefire Violation Along The Line Of Control (LoC) In Shahpur Sector Of Poonch District

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 29 Jul 2019, 02:21:29 PM
Ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan

New Delhi:

Pakistan on Monday initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpur sector of Poonch district. Pakistan forces initiated by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars at about 12:45 pm, news agency ANI reported. Indian Army retaliated to this effectively.

On Sunday, at least three civilians including a 10-day-old baby got injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. Pakistan violated ceasefire in Shahpur and Saujiyan Sectors in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. "The child is still very critical. We have kept him in observation after operation. The two adults have been shifted to hospital in Jammu,” said Dr Manjeet Singh of District Hospital Poonch.

According to the reports, at 5 in the evening on Sunday, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Shahpur and Saujiyan sectors. However, the firing received befitting response from the Indian Army. 

Earlier, an Army personnel was killed as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages with mortar shells and small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

This was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu region in the last three days.  A soldier, manning a forward post, was critically injured in the Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector and was immediately rushed to the military hospital where he succumbed to injuries, the officials said.

Earlier, a defence spokesman said the Pakistani troops targeted the sector in the early hours, prompting retaliation by the Indian Army. The cross-border firing started around 6.30 am and continued intermittently for several hours, causing panic among the border residents who have been advised to take necessary precautionary measures for their safety, the officials said.

On Saturday, during the visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to different parts of the state, Pakistani troops targeted Mendhar sector of Poonch district causing bullet injuries to a civilian in Balnoi village.

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First Published : 29 Jul 2019, 02:21:29 PM