- Naik Mudasir Ahmad, father of two, killed in shelling by Pakistan
- India warns Pakistan, says reserves 'right to retaliate appropriately'
- Trend of infiltration continues with support of Pak forward posts: India
Two civilians were also injured in the firing at Poonch where the little girl was killed. The girl, identified as Saida of Balakote in Poonch district, died when she was hit by a Pakistani shell, news agency IANS reported.
A jawan was killed in firing at Rajouri. The army said soldier Mudasir Ahmad was hit when mortar shells landed on his bunker at around 7:30 am. The 37-year-old father of two was a brave and sincere soldier and "loved his job to the core", the army said.
The officer also emphasized that all cease-fire violations had been were initiated by Pakistan. He said that the "trend of infiltration along the LoC continued with the active support of Pakistan forward posts".
Defence Ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said the firing exchanges are still ongoing. The Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively, he added.
(With inputs from IANS)