Two Army porters killed, three injured in mortar shelling by Pakistan along LoC in J-K's Poonch: Officials

Four porters were working along the LoC when the Pakistan Army fired mortar shells of which two died.

Published: 10th January 2020 02:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2020 03:47 PM   |  A+A-

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JAMMU: Two Army porters were killed and three others injured when Pakistan Army fire mortars at forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, officials said.

The Army porters were working in an area along the LoC when the Pakistan Army shells hit them directly, they said.

"Today at about 1100 hours Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked shelling with mortars along LoC in Gulpur sector in district Poonch", a defence spokesman said.

In the shelling, two porters were killed and three others were severely injured, he said.

The injured have been hospitalised and efforts are on to recover the bodies of the two other porters.

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