Pakistan Targets Indian Posts, 2 Injured

Two civilians were injured as Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs.

Published: 15th August 2015 01:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2015 01:23 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

JAMMAU: Two civilians were injured as Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs along the LoC in four sectors of Poonch district on Independence Day, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

There have been 32 violations of the 2003 ceasefire in August and this is the seventh consecutive day that Pakistani troops have shelled Indian posts along the LoC in Jammu region. Indian and Pakistani troops did not exchange sweets along the border today.

PRO, Defence Lt Col Manish Mehta said, "Pakistani troops resorted to firing of 60 mm and 82 mm mortar shells on forward posts and civilian areas along LoC in Mandi, Hamirpur and Saujiyan sectors of Poonch from 1820 hours last evening to 0730 today".

While Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling of 60 mm mortars shells and firing from 1820 hours last evening to 2350 hours in Hamirpur sector, they also fired in Mand and Saujiyan sectors from 0000 hours to 0300 hours and again from 0730 hours, he said.

There was also firing by Pakistani troops on Indian positions along the LoC in Balakote sector from 1130 hours and it is going on, a police officer said. Two civilians have been injured in the shelling, the officer said.

Lt Col Mehta said troops guarding the borderline  retaliated, resulting in exchanges, which are going on. On August 14, Pakistan troops had resorted to firing with automatic weapons and 82 mm mortar bombs on forward posts and civilian areas in Shahpur Kerni belt of Poonch district.

Pakistani troops had also fired on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote belt with automatic, small arms and mortar bombs on the intervening night of 13 and 14 August. On August 13, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing by small arms and automatic weapons on forward posts along LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Poonch district, in which one jawan was injured.

There were four ceasefire violations in three sectors of  Krishnagati, Bhimbhergali and Pallanwala in Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu districts on the intervening night of August 12-13. 

Last month, there were 19 ceasefire violations in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.

 Pakistan violated the ceasefire 192 times along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir till July 26, government had told Lok Sabha.

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