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Civilian injured in shelling by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

The ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the LoC came on a day Union home minister Rajnath Singh began his visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2017 13:28 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Jammu
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Indian security personnel patrol the fence along the international border. Pakistan fired at Indian positions in Poonch district on Saturday.(PTI)

A civilian was injured on Saturday in heavy shelling and firing by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

The incident occurred near Sagra village of Mankote area. The injured civilian was taken to hospital, police said.

The firing exchanges started between the Indian and Pakistani armies after the latter resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate ceasefire violation, defence ministry sources said.

The Pakistan Army used mortars, automatics and small weapons to target Indian military and civilian facilities in the area, the defence sources said. “Indian positions are retaliating strongly and effectively.”

Pakistan’s ceasefire violation on the LoC has come on a day Union home minister Rajnath Singh began his four-day visit to the state.

First Published: Sep 09, 2017 13:28 IST