Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling in at least four places along the Line of Control in Balakote sector of Poonch district on Monday morning. Sources said the affected areas include Dharati, Sohala, Basoni and Panjani villages. The latest ceasefire violation in Balakote sector has come after a lull of 48 hours. A woman died in Pakistani shelling in the area on Friday.
Ever since India carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC, Pakistani troops and Rangers have been resorting to unprovoked firing along the border. Nearly half a dozen people have so far been killed and over 30 others injured. The Indian troops have also been retaliating causing heavy casualties and damages on the Pakistani side, but there has been no let up in Pakistani shelling from across the border.
On Sunday night, Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in R S Pura sector by using small arms and automatics, besides mortar shell in Suchetgarh and Korotana villages causing panic among the villagers. There were no reports of casualty or damage on the Indian side.
Official sources confirmed the latest ceasefire violation, saying that it was “intermittent” and “non targeted”.