Civilian killed, 4 injured in Pakistan shelling along LoC in Poonch
Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and launched
mortar shells and fired from small arms on villages and forward posts along the
LoC in Shahpur and Kerni areas of Poonch district
A 60-year old villager was killed and four others were injured
on February 14 when Pakistan army engaged in heavy mortar shelling and firing
on civilian areas and forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch
district, officials said.
Pakistan Army targeted civilians when they were heading
towards a mosque to offer Friday prayers in Shahpur hamlet along the Line of
Control (Loc), they said.
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and launched mortar
shells and fired from small arms on villages and forward posts along the LoC in
Shahpur and Kerni areas of the district, the officials said.
They used 120 mm mortars to target villages, the officials
A mortar shell exploded near a mosque, killing one civilian
and injuring four others, they said.
The officials said Indian Army guarding the borderline
retaliated befittingly to the Pakistani shelling. The exchange of fire was
going on when the reports last came in, they said.
The deceased was identified as Badar Din of Shahpur, the
officials said, adding two among the injured were identified as Mohmmad Shabir
(32) and Imtaiz Ahmed (33).
The injured have been shifted to the district hospital, they
Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Rahul Yadav and SSP Ramesh
Angral visited the hospital Poonch and met the injured persons undergoing
Yadav announced an ex-gratia of ₹1 lakh to the family of the
deceased and ₹5,000 each to the injured persons out of the Red Cross, a
statement issued said.
A soldier was killed and three others were injured on
Saturday last when Pakistani army violated the ceasefire by resorting to
unprovoked firing of small arms and mortar shelling along the LoC in Poonch
district, the officials said.