Jammu and Kashmir: Two soldiers injured as Pakistan shells LoC along Pooch, Rajouri districts

Jammu: Two soldiers were injured on Thursday in firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts, an official said.

Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, and mortars from 8.45 am on Thursday along the LoC in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector of Poonch district, a defence spokesman said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

He added that Pakistani forces also violated ceasefire from 10.30 am on Thursday at Nowshera, Kalal and Sunderbani sectors along the LoC in Rajouri district. The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, he said.

In the firing and shelling, two soldiers suffered minor injuries and were hospitalised, an official said.

On Wednesday also, the Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire from 10.30 am in Nowshera, Kalal and Sunderbani sectors along the LoC.

Ceasefire violations along the LoC and international border in Jammu and Kashmir left 21 persons, including 12 security personnel, dead and over 80 others, mostly civilians, injured in 2018.

While there have been no ceasefire violations by Pakistan reported along the international border since 22 January, intermittent shelling has taken place along the LoC.

Updated Date: Mar 01, 2018 16:38 PM

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