Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector, no casualties reported
Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire by targeting forward villages and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch
Jammu: Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire by targeting forward villages and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, ending over a week-long lull in the cross-border firing in the district, police said.
Army troops guarding the border retaliated and an exchange of fire between the two sides was underway when the last reports were received, the police said.
The police said Pakistani troops fired using small and heavy weapons at around 20.45 pm at Sher Shakti and Mandhar areas of Kerni sector but there was no immediate report of any casualty.
On 18 October, eight civilians, including a two-year-old child, were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in the district.
The firing comes hours after a team of officials led by District Development Commissioner Poonch Tariq Ahmad Zargar visited forward areas along the LoC and inspected the progress in the construction of bunkers for border residents.
A woman — whose identity is being ascertained — also sustained injuries in the firing by militants, officials said
The court was hearing a PIL seeking door-to-door vaccination for senior citizens above the age of 75 and persons who are specially-abled, wheelchair-bound or bedridden
Meanwhile, an official order in this regard stated that all government and recognised private schools up to Class 12 that fall in the Jammu division (summer zone) will observe summer vacation from 8 to 25 June as per past practice