J-K: Three officers among 5 injured in Pakistan firing on LoC in Poonch

Police said the Pakistan Army started unprovoked shelling and firing targeting Indian positions in Krishna Ghati sector and Indian army retaliated.

Published: 03rd April 2018 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2018 01:44 PM   |  A+A-

In this file photo, Indian army soldiers patrolling the LOC near the Line of Control in Poonch district after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan. (File |PTI)


JAMMU: Three officers among five Army men were injured when Pakistani army resorted to mortar shelling violating ceasefire and targeting forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from 7 am today along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector using small arms, automatics and mortars," an Army officer said.

Indian Army retaliated strongly, effectively and proportionately to the unprovoked cease fire violation, he said.

In the firing and shelling, 5 Army men including 3 officers were injured, the police officials said.

Pakistan troops have violated ceasefire along LoC and IB over 650 times this year.



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