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Three jawans, civilian injured in unprovoked Pak firing along LoC

PTI Jammu | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on August 15, 2013

An Indian army soldier patrols near the line of control, the line that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Poonch district. File photo.

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing amid rocket and mortar shell attacks on LoC posts injuring three Army jawans and a civilian in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

This is the 11th ceasefire violation in past five days, Army officials said today.

Pakistani troops opened fire along LoC on several Indian forward posts in Balakote belt of Poonch district from 0630 hours, the officials said.

They fired automatic weapons, rockets and mortar shells in which three jawans received minor injury. They have been shifted to hospital.

A shell of 82-mm mortar fired by Pakistan troops fell in Sanjote forward area of Mendhar tehsil resulting in injury to Parvaiz, a civilian, who was shifted to GMC hospital in Jammu.

A rocket fired by Pakistani troops fell and exploded on a cowshed in Basonia village of Mendhar this afternoon resulting in death of a dozen cattle.

Defence Spokesman, Jammu, S N Acharya said in a official release that Pakistan Army started unprovoked firing at Indian forward posts in Mendhar sector from 06:30 AM.

“Own troops retaliated immediately with heavy calibre weapons,” he said, adding that the firing was on till late in the afternoon.

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Published on August 15, 2013
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