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Two BSF jawans injured in Pakistan shelling in J-K’s Rajouri, Poonch

Deputy commissioner of Rajouri said Pakistani troops were shelling mortars along the Line of Control in the Tarkundi Gali, Lambi Bari, Khorinar, Dhar and Panjgrian areas of the Manjakote sector in Rajouri since Tuesday morning.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2018 16:02 IST
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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A villager shows remains of mortar shells fired from across the Line of Control by Pakistan at a village in Poonch district in Jammu. (PTI File/ Photo for representative purpose only)

The Pakistan Army on Tuesday violated the ceasefire and resorted to shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving two BSF jawans injured.

“The Pakistan Army initiated an unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortar bombs from 0850 hours today in the Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector along the LoC (in Poonch district),” a defence spokesperson said.

The Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively, he added.

The Pakistani troops also resorted to shelling of mortars along the LoC in the Tarkundi Gali, Lambi Bari, Khorinar, Dharand Panjgrian areas of the Manjakote sector in Rajouri since morning, deputy commissioner (DC), Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.

The schools in the affected areas in Rajouri district were closed as a precautionary measure, he added.

In the ceasefire violation, two BSF jawans sustained minor injuries, a BSF officer said.

Ceasefire violations along the LoC and international border in Jammu and Kashmir have left 21, including 12 security personnel dead and more than 80 others, mostly civilians, injured this year.

First Published: Feb 27, 2018 14:16 IST