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.