BSF jawans among 5 injured in Pak shelling along LoC

J&K Pakistan army opens fire along LoC again

J&K Pakistan army opens fire along LoC again

Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire twice by firing and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district and the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, prompting retaliation from the security forces.

Till August 1, there were 285 such violations by the Pakistan Army, while in 2016, it 228 for the entire year, according to the Army figures.

Giving details about the exchange of fire, Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said, "Pakistan army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in Poonch district's Digwar". While the identity of injured BSF personnel was yet not known, police identified the injured civilians as Khurshid Ahmad and Mohammad Kabir.

The Pakistan Army resorted to firing and shelling on Indian posts along the LoC in Mankote, Sabjian and Digwar areas in Poonch from 1500 hours onwards, another officer said. Later, during the day, a woman got injured in small arms fire by it in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

The last incident of ceasefire was reported on Monday, September 11. Only yesterday, he had said that going by an over 400 incidents of ceasefire violations every year since 2014, Pakistan does not seem interested in improving ties with India.

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