Pakistan troops violates ceasefire, villager injured

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JAMMU: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar and small arms firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.


According to the official's report, a villager was injured in Pakistan shelling.

An Army spokesperson said that the force was retaliating befittingly to silence the Pakistani guns and there was no immediate report of any casualty.

"At about 0900 hours, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation with the firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Mendhar sector," the officer said.

“Naib Sarpanch, Zaffar Ullah of Baloni in Mankote belt, was injured and was hospitalised”, he said.

“The cross-border shelling was still on when last reports were received. The firing triggered panic among the border residents who have been directed to stay at safer places”, he added.

Pakistan ceasefire violation has come on a day when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting the state.

During his daylong visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Minister is scheduled to review security situation on the LoC and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region.

 

With inputs from PTI

 

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