A 4-year old girl and a female was critically injured in Pak firing along LoC in Kerni area of Poonch district last night. Firing along Line-of-Control (LoC) in Poonch continued till early Friday morning. Pakistan has, however, claimed its two soldiers had died in Thursday firing.
“ Farzana (4-yr) and Noor (50-yr) were injured firing from across the border in Kerni village along the LoC. They were shifted to medical college last night,” said deputy commissioner Poonch. Five people have been injured in Pak firing in last one week in the villages along border district.
Pak fired at forward posts in Balnoi,Banwat and Balno battalion sectors along the LoC last night. Defence spokesperson Col RK Palta said troops fired back and firing stopped at about 4.30 am early Friday morning.
According to Pakistan newspaper Dawn, two more of Pak army had died in fresh firing by India along LoC. The paper had reported that soldier Gul Wahab was killed in the hot spring ( locally called tataa pani area) sector and lance naik Habibullah in Rakhchakri sector of Rawalakot on Thursday.
It had said a total of three Pak soldiers and two civilians had died in firing. Poonch-Rawalakote bus service- for the divided families- was started in 2008. Some of the school,which were closed because have been reopened.
“Three schools in Dubi area along LoC on closed on Wednesday because of heavy firing have been reopened,” said chief education officer Poonch Asharaf Chouhan. Poonch district have 5-lakh population and 1495 schools, majority ofwhich are along LoC.