Two civilians killed in Pakistani ceasefire violation in Poonch

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Poonch: Indian Army Soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch after One person was killed and many others injured in cross border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday. PTI Photo(PTI6_3_2017_000079A)

Earlier last week, a woman was injured and some cattle killed in mortar shelling by Pakisan in Balakote sector of Poonch district on June 30. Identified as Naseem Akhtar, 35, the victim was sitting inside her house when a shell fell into the room after piercing through the roof.

A couple was killed at Karmara village as Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire on forward Indian positions at various places along the Line of Control in Poonch sector on Saturday morning. Identifying the deceased as Mohammad Showkat and his wife Safia Bi, sources said that both were sitting inside their house when a Pakistani shell pierced through their roof and fell near them. Both died on the spot.

The ceasefire violation came after nearly a weak as last time, they had resorted mortar shelling and small arms fire in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector on June 30.

Pointing out that the firing from across the LoC started at 6.30 am, a defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that Pakistani troops were resorting to “unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatics and mortars”. “The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively,” he added.

Earlier last week, a woman was injured and some cattle killed in mortar shelling by Pakisan in Balakote sector of Poonch district on June 30. Identified as Naseem Akhtar, 35, the victim was sitting inside her house when a shell fell into the room after piercing through the roof.

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