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Pak violates ceasefire, firing at LoC

india Updated: Aug 20, 2010 00:14 IST

The Pakistan army, violating the ceasefire agreement, fired mortars and rocket-propelled grenades at Indian posts for three hours along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Thursday.

According to army sources, troops of the Baloch Regiment targeted Ghora, Kranti and Kirpan posts to push in a group of terrorists.

Inside the Valley too, the temperature was high with the death of an eight-year-old child, taking the toll since June 11 to 59.

Milad Ahmad Dar, a Class III student, was hit by a bullet fired by forces during a protest rally on Saturday at Laizbal in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

When the child’s body reached his native village, Wanpora in Kulgam district, thousands came out to take part in his funeral procession amid pro-freedom slogans.

In north Kashmir, a policeman was killed, as suspected militants attacked the house of a National Conference MLA in Sopore town.

Special Police Officer Farooq Ahmed Wani, guarding the house of Muhammad Ashraf Ganai, was killed by militants on the intervening night of August 18 and 19.