Pak Army violates ceasefire in Poonch


JAMMU, Jun 3: The Pakistani Army violated ceasefire again by firing mortar shells on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate.

“The Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 2300 hours yesterday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector,” a defence spokesman said.

He said that the Indian Army posts were retaliating strongly and effectively and firing was underway, he added.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s foreign ministry claimed that two of its villagers were injured in firing by the Indian Army.

On June 1, a civilian was killed and four others, including a BSF jawan, were injured when the Pakistani Army targeted forward areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Pooch districts, prompting retaliation by the Indian troops.

Five Pakistani soldiers were reported to have been killed and some other injured in Indian Army’s retaliatory action along the Nowshera and Krishnagati sectors.

Entire top brass of the Indian Army headed by the Army chief and seven commanders, including all corps commanders of Jammu and Kashmir, held a meeing in Srinagar to review the situation in hinterland and borders on the same day. -PTI