on Friday heavy shelled areas
‘s Rajouri and
districts leaving women injured, the eighth consecutive day that has violated the Ceasefire
Officials said Pakistan troops used heavy guns including Howitzer 105 mm to target civilian areas in Poonch
“Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the LoC in Krishnagati sector and it ended around 0130 hours,” an official said.
The firing and mortar shelling continued overnight in several sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts, the official said adding the
retaliated strongly and effective
A woman identified as Naseem Akhtar was injured in the firing in Mankote area of Poonch, officials said.
“About 1615 hours Friday, Pakistan initiated unprovoked combat violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along LoC in Nowshera sector,” the defense public relations officer said.
On Thursday, a woman was killed and a jawan was injured when the Pakistani Army heavily shelled civilian areas and forward posts in the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts, Indian Army from repetition.
has violated the Ceasefire for over 60 times during last one week by targeting over 70 civilian and forward areas along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri, Jammu and
The districts of Jammu and Kashmir, in which one woman was killed and 9 persons were injured.
In view of the prevailing situation, authorities have ordered temporary closure of educational institutions in a 5-km radius along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts.
They have asked all the residents Amid high tension along the LoC, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen
accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh visited forward posts in Rajouri Sector to review the operational preparedness on Thursday.
The year 2018 had witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations, numbering 2,936 by Pakistani troops, in the last 15 years.
Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 Ceasefire agreement with India, despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flagging the two sides.