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Pakistani army fires at Indian posts, woman injured in Poonch district

Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said the Pakistani army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons, and 82mm and 120mm mortars from 11pm on Friday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2017 09:58 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
File photo of Indian Army soldiers taking positions near the Line of Control.
File photo of Indian Army soldiers taking positions near the Line of Control.(PTI Photo)

A woman was injured after the Pakistani army opened fire on Indian posts and forward villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpur area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Saturday.

The woman, who was identified as Shehnaz Akhter, suffered splinter injuries on one of her legs. She has been shifted to the district hospital in Poonch where her condition was stated to be stable.

Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said the Pakistani army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons, and 82mm and 120mm mortars from 11pm on Friday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector.

The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively and the firing is presently on, he added.

On Friday, an employee of General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF), one of the five people who was injured in Pakistani shelling on Thursday, succumbed to his injuries.

The killings and beheading of two Indian soldiers by the neighbouring country’s rogue border action team in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch on May 1 has triggered heavy exchanges between the two sides in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

A 2003 ceasefire is regularly violated along the LoC and goes up in the summer as the snow melts and mountain passes open through which militants sneak into India. Pakistani troops give cover fire to infiltrators.