Heavy firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army are targeting civilian areas
Pakistani troops today shelled hamlets and forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting a strong retaliation from the Indian Army, a defence spokesman said. "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0745 hours in Bhimbher Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district," the spokesman said.
Firing is still on, the official said, adding the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the provocation. Heavy firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army are targeting civilian and forward areas in Balakote, Basooni, Sandote and Manjakote, a police officer said.
Last week, the Pakistani Army fired shells in Bhimber Gali sector along the LoC, deliberately targeting villages
in Basauni and Sandot in Balakote. Two children and two teenagers were injured.
On October 13, the Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire in Krishnagati sector along the LoC. A day before that, an army jawan and a porter were killed and six others were injured when Pakistani troops shelled forward areas along the LoC in Poonch district.