Smoke rises due to a mortar shell fired by Pakistani army near the line of control in Poonch sector on Monday.(PTI photo)
Smoke rises due to a mortar shell fired by Pakistani army near the line of control in Poonch sector on Monday.(PTI photo)

3 jawans injured as Pakistan opens fire in along line of control again

The latest ceasefire violation was the fifth in the past 12 hours.
Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2017 10:53 PM IST

At least three Indian soldiers were injured critically on Wednesday after the Pakistan army opened heavy fire and shot mortars on Indian posts and forward villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri, south of Pir Panjal range. 

The injured are Naik Ripal MPA, Sepoy Kiyaka Zhmiou and Lance Naik Lithanthung of 2 Naga regiment. The Indian army retaliated in equal measure. 

“A day after killing an Indian soldier in sniper fire, the Pakistan army on Wednesday resorted to heavy fire on Indian posts and forward villages along the LoC in Degwar and Gulpur areas of Balakote sector in Poonch and in Kalsian of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district,” said a police officer. 

The soldiers were evacuated to a hospital in Poonch, he added. The latest ceasefire violation was the fifth in the past 12 hours.

Wednesday morning’s firing comes a day after an Indian soldier was killed, and two days after a couple of children died due to gunfire and shelling from across the LoC.

India accuses Pakistan of opening fire often to help militants enter Indian territory.

Three militants of the Jaish e Mohammad who staged an attack on a BSF camp on Tuesday are said to have entered India through the LoC in Poonch.

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