Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri, army retaliate

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New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2017 11:45:16 AM

Pakistan violated ceasefire once again today in the Manjakot sector of Rajouri as well as in Balakote sector of Poonch early in the morning.

ceasefire violation, India, Pakistan, LoC, Poonch, RajouriThe latest ceasefire came days after four members of a family, including two girls were injured in a Pakistani shelling in Poonch district last Saturday. (ANI)

Pakistan violated ceasefire once again today in the Manjakot sector of Rajouri as well as in Balakote sector of Poonch early in the morning. As per ANI reports, even as there is no reports of any casualties as of now, but some vehicles have been destroyed in the Balakote sector. The army is giving befitting reply to the ceasefire

The latest ceasefire came days after four members of a family, including two girls were injured in a Pakistani shelling in Poonch district last Saturday.

“Pakistan army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 7.45 pm in Bhimber Gali sector along the LoC deliberately targetting villages of Basauni and Sandot in Balakote area”, said an army spokesperson was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

“This unprovoked firing and condemnable action by Pakistani army has caused serious injuries to four civilians including small children”, he paper quoted him as saying further.

Injured were identified as Tahira Naseeb, 17, her brothers Tariq Naseeb, 15, and Saquib, 5, besides sister Rafia Naseeb, 7. They were all children of a police head constable Mohammad Naseeb.

Last Friday , all the schools in Digwar and Khari Karmara areas of Poonch district were closed due to intense mortar shelling by Pakistani forces on civilian areas along the Line of Control there. The shelling was so intense that the explosions caused by it were audible even in Poonch town of the state, the paper added.

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