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J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch; Army giving befitting response

Pakistan on Tuesday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Mandher sector in Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir. India is giving befitting reply. Heavy shelling started at around 6:20 AM from both sides.


  |  Updated On : July 18, 2017 08:05 AM
J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch; Army retaliating strongly (File photo)

J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch; Army retaliating strongly (File photo)

New Delhi :  

Pakistan on Tuesday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Mandher sector in Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir. India is giving befitting reply. Heavy shelling started at around 6:20 AM from both sides.

Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of Small arms, automatics and mortars early in the morning.

Earlier on Monday, a minor girl and an Indian Army jawan were killed in a cross-border firing by Pakistan on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch's Balakote.

The army jawan killed in the crossfire has been identified as Naik Muddasar Ahmed, a native of J&K's Tral region.

"2 civilians seriously injured, schools closed for an indefinite period of time, evacuation to be done once there is break in firing," said DDC Rajouri.

The incident took places hours before India and Pakistan’s Director General of Military Operations held talks over the situation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Also read: Minor girl, army jawan killed in cross-border firing in Kashmir

First Published: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 08:00 AM


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