Published: Tue, February 06, 2018

Poonch : An Army officer and three jawans martyred in Pakistan shelling

Poonch : An Army officer and three jawans martyred in Pakistan shelling

Giving details of the latest incidents of cross-border firing, the minister said that four Army personnel including an officer were killed, while two civilians and three Jawans including a BSF personnel were injured in fresh ceasefire violation along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts yesterday.

There was heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani forces along the LoC in Rajouri's Bhimbher Gali Sector last evening, Army officials said.

Begum, and injured seven others including two children.

The army retaliated strongly and effectively and heavy damage has been inflicted on the Pakistani Army posts.

"Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian positions on the LoC in Shahpur area of Poonch district".

An army source said the "unprovoked and indiscriminate firing" began around 3pm on Sunday.

He would have turned 23 on February 10, the official said. According to him, Pakistan Army along the border is supporting infiltration by the terrorists.

In another ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri district, a police official said six mortars exploded near Neaka Panjgrain and Tarkundi villages in Manjakote sector around 1540 hours.

Faisal claimed that the Indian forces along the LoC and the Working boundary are continuously targeting the civilian populated areas with heavy mortars and automatic weapons.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed anguish over the killings. "My condolences to the families of the deceased", she said.

Around 84 schools were closed as a precautionary measure after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri sector on Sunday.

The other soldiers that were killed in the ceasefire violation have been identified as riflemen Ram Avtar and Shubam Singh, and havaldar Roshan Lal.

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