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Pakistan shells Indian posts along LoC, 5 injured

Sources said that some of the mortar shells also fell in the village spoiling Eid festivity among the locals.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: July 19, 2015 6:55 am
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Pakistani troops used even heavy calibre weapons to target forward Indian positions and civilians on Saturday afternoon injuring three women among five along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts.

Sources said the victims hailed from Shahpur-Qasba area comprising nearly half a dozen villages and were getting ready for lunch after Eid prayers when shells started landing within their vicinity. Three of them have been identified as Rubina Kousar, Begum Jan and Parveen Akhtar. The shelling from across the LoC started with Pakistani troops targeting three forward Indian positions around 1.45 pm.

Later, they resorted to the use of even heavy calibre weapons with their shells landing in villages across Shahpur-Qasba area. Some of the shells fell in the Shahpur village injuring five civilians.

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The area is predominantly inhabited by Muslims and it also has the shrine of Sain Mira, a Muslim peer revered most by both Muslims and Hindus in Rajouri-Poonch districts.

The Indian Army retaliated, but exercised restraint by using only the small calibre weapons. The exchange of fire between the two sides was continuing till reports last came in.

SSP Poonch, J S Johar, confirmed that Pakistani shells have landed in residential areas of Shahpur-Qasba along the LoC. Pointing out that firing by Pakistan troops was still going on, he said that the police teams will go to the area once it stops.

Pointing out that this was the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan over the last three days, sources said the LoC in Jammu region had become hot since Friday night when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian posts in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district around 9.25 pm.

As a fall out of the increased hostilities between the two sides over the last few days, there was no exchange of sweets on the occasion of Eid between India and Pakistan both along the international border and the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

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  1. A
    Jul 18, 2015 at 8:27 pm
    pak at it again and again-----india is a weak country,takes it sitting.just crying foul
    1. K
      Jul 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm
      India can never achieve peace with a failed nation like stan.The existence of that nation itself is dependent on exaggerating the superiority of their faith and hatred against India.It has an illusion of maintaining parity with India only in terms of military capability.The actual rulers in that country are the military personnel whose interests lie in maintaining a hostile relation with India.Its sole and main contribution to this world is Terrorism.They speak of using nuclear weapons as if they were toys.A doomed nation and a source of concern for their unfortunate neighbours which includes Islamic nations of Afghanistan and Iran.Its "all weather friend" China also wont escape the Frankenstein it has created.ALL THE BEST TO THOSE WHO DREAM OF PEACE.
      1. B
        Jul 18, 2015 at 9:29 pm
        Bharatvarsh, that is India, must act fast and strongest way to defeat evil designs of a rogue state, Pkistan. We must address this design the way Israel does, or China does. Zero tolerance. Our full support to BJP-NDA govt and w-hearted wishes to brave Jawans on the frontiers. Bharatvarsh shall be victorious, as dharma always wins.
        1. Mano Ji Ji
          Jul 19, 2015 at 10:36 am
          i have seen Indian BSF intentionally killing civilians at their side when ever their is Trade of fire, how shameless is it.
          1. F
            Jul 19, 2015 at 4:53 am
            timeto dust off the nukes
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