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Girl, soldier injured as Pakistan opens unprovoked firing on LoC in Poonch

The firing started around 11am with Pakistani soldiers using small arms, automatics and mortars. Indian troops retaliated strongly

india Updated: Feb 04, 2018 19:12 IST
A file photo of smoke rising due to a mortar shell fired by Pakistani Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
A file photo of smoke rising due to a mortar shell fired by Pakistani Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.(PTI)

An Indian soldier and a teenaged girl were injured after Pakistan opened “unprovoked and indiscriminate” firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Sunday, officials said.

“Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian positions on the LoC in Shahpur area of Poonch district. They used small arms automatics and mortars to target Indian positi ons. Indian positions retaliated effectively and strongly,” a police official said.

“A 15-year-old girl and an army jawan were injured in Pakistan firing and have been shifted to hospital,” the official added.

According to army officials, the firing started around 11am with Pakistani soldiers using small arms, automatics and mortars. Indian troops retaliated strongly, they added.