Two Civilians Killed, 7 Injured In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan In Poonch: Reports

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 December 2019, 05:39 PM
Two civilians dead, seven injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch
Two civilians dead, seven injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch (Photo Credit : Representative image )

At least two civilians were killed and seven others injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan at Shahpur sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The firing and shelling from across the border in Shahpur and Kirni sectors was retaliated by the Indian Army, a defence spokesman said.

Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in the two sectors. The Indian Army gave a befitting response to Pakistan's firing.

On Saturday, the Pakistan Army targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, violating the ceasefire for the second consecutive day, a defence spokesperson said.

Earlier, a senior BSF officer said that ceasefire was being violated by Pakistan along the Line of Control to provide cover to militants infiltrating into Jammu and Kashmir.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 05:20 PM
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