Pakistani ceasefire violation in Poonch: Territorial army jawan, wife killed

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.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: July 8, 2017 2:54 pm
poonch ceasefire violation,poonch mortar shelling, pakistani army, indian army, LoC, kashmri ceasefire violations, Sources said there was indiscriminate firing on the Indian side in Chakkan Da Bagh and Khari Karmara areas. (Representational)

A Territorial Army jawan and his wife were killed and their two minor daughters among three injured as Pakistani troops lobbed mortar shells and resorted to small arms and automatic weapons fire at civilian areas 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 they died after a 120 mm mortar shell fell on their house at Karmara village situated along the barbed wire fence on LoC. The deceased jawan had come home on leave.

His two daughters were among three minor girls injured in the shelling. They have been identified as Rubina Kouser, 12, and Zaida Kouser, 6, both sisters, besides Nazia Bi of the same locality, sources said, adding that the injured have been evacuated to hospital. Pointing out that Paksitani troops have been constantly targeting civilian areas and villages along the LoC, a senior army official said that counter measures are being ensured.

The Saturday’s 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.

This article earlier incorrectly stated that both the deceased were civilians.

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    Sanju
    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    P a k i s t a n Has Harbored OBL. Got caught with their pants down in a big lie. A Pa ki st ani Mir Amal Kansi was responsible for shooting Americans down At CIA in Langley VA. Pa kis tan and Pa ki st anis were behind the Mumbai Carnage which resulted in a loss of 166 lives and 6 of them were Americans.....who were stripped Naked, assaulted and then shot at Taj Mahal and Oberoi Hotels in Mumbai by P a k is ta ni terrorists. They were given directions by Pa ki st a nis in Karachi over satellite phones continuously to inflict maximum damage in Mumbai. One of them was tried in court and hanged. The Mumbai Police Anti-Terrorist Squad investigated the July 11, 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts which killed 209 people and injured over 700. A series of seven bomb blasts that took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai. The bombs were set off in pressure cookers. Ehsan Ullah transported 15 to 20 kg of RDX from PAKISTAN.. There was a Pakistani in each of the 7 gr
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      Sanju
      Jul 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm
      groups that planted the explosives on the very busy commuter rail system. All those involved have been sentenced to death recently. The 2001 Indian Parliament attack was a high-profile attack by Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists against the building housing the Parliament of India in New Delhi. The attack led to the death of a dozen people (5 terrorists, 6 police and 1 civilian and to increased tensions between India and Pak ist an and the 2001-2002 India-Pa k ist an standoff. Also the Kandahar Hijacking by Pa k is ta nis of an Indian Airlines flight in 1999…where India had to release 3 terrorists to secure the release of passengers and crew. Dawood Ibrahim(another OBL) one of the worlds biggest terrorist and wanted in India for many murders, Bomb explosions ,extortions and gambling rackets is based in Karachi....and actively being hidden by the ISI after the successful raid on OBL. Daniel Pearl was killed by P ak ista nis in Pakistan.
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        Sanju
        Jul 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm
        The San Bernardino shooters…were a Pa kis tani Couple. Pa kis tan has active and open terror training camps for groups like LET, JEM to name a few. Why would we in America and in India invite these hate filled terrorist supporters? I dont think so. Pa k ist an Is a Cancer that the world can do without. Time to cut it out and give it Rad Therapy.
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          lafanga
          Jul 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm
          Abay c h u t y a your chaiwala has been trying to isolate Pakistan singing the same rubbish like a broken record anywhere he goes but is anyone paying any attention? NO. Don't you losers get a clue for once. World needs Pakistan and there is not much you losers can do anything about. Samajh aa gia?
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          lafanga
          Jul 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm
          26/11 was an inside job by your RAW. Ajmal Kasab was photographed wearing the Hindu rakhee on his right arm. How many Pakistanis do you know who tie rakhee. Furthermore have you found out who killed inspector Hemant Karkare on 26/11? This was the same guy who was investigating the Hindutva hand in Samjotha express blast. You do know Samjotha express blast right? The one c h u t y a's like you wanted to pin on Pakistan but turned out they were Hindutva thugs.
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          Sanju
          Jul 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm
          Territorial???? Indian you mean right??? Use simple easy to understand English please. Dont make it complicated. Kill More in Porkistan.
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            Murthy
            Jul 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm
            All true brahmins should migrate to the border areas to demonstrate to Hindus that they too can sacrifice themselves in the defense of Bharat Mata. Hindus are making fun of brahmins that brahmins are always behind their a s s and kneeldown in the front of foreign countries like Israel for survival.
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              smartindian
              Jul 8, 2017 at 5:33 pm
              Porky mussi spoted. Trying to wedge trouble between Indians. hahaa haa what a pathetic creature.
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              Namar
              Jul 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm
              Indian Army is deliberately killing civilians on the other side of the LOC. In Balakot and Bhimber Gali sectors they Killed and injured many civilians in direct firing on them with machine guns. It is ridiculous and must be condemned. In cross shelling though it is possible that s can hit stray but Indian army on the other hand target killing civilians. Ultimately its kashmiris who are suffering on both sides.Only today 5 civllians got martyred and dozen got injured on both side of the LOC in Kashmir poonch area.
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                Sanju
                Jul 8, 2017 at 4:12 pm
                Hey Porkistani...go and comment on dawn or some such newspaper. Dont try to pull a P a k i s t a n on us. It wont work.
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                  lafanga
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm
                  Why do 100's of you c h u t y a's comment on Dawn then. Get lost.
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                lafanga
                Jul 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm
                This was in response to Indian army shelling which killed two Pakistani civilians and injured a few. Civilians deaths are a sad reality on both sides but if India stops it's false arrogance and climbs down from it's self made status then this can all stop. Don't expect that your unprovoked shelling won't have a blowback from Pakistan side.
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                  Sanju
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 4:12 pm
                  L U N D chusega ????
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                    lafanga
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 6:45 pm
                    Do you even have one LOL. All your Indian girls are looking for anyone but Indian men. Quite a few of them love Pakistani men.
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                  l s
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 11:22 am
                  Our leaders will stay quiet as usual. Retaliation is forgotten long ago. This state of affairs give the enemy more courage to do such acts regularly.
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                    bks
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 10:05 am
                    Pakistan country's army and politics is a disease. Their Army and politicians are wasting not only peoples hard earned revanue but also the life of people. To correct these some awaked poeple come forward in Army and politics and correct it. Dispute could be of land or views or relations but it doesn't mean destroy the life and mental peace of country or neighbor.
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                      Shafted mohammed
                      Jul 8, 2017 at 9:56 am
                      Stop all missile testing at chandipur range and bring all telemetry equipment to the line of control in Kashmir and do extensive testing of all missiles. Why are you wasting all your ammo in Orissa and creating pollution.
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                        Murthy
                        Jul 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm
                        All true brahmins should migrate to the border areas to demonstrate to Hindus that they too can sacrifice themselves in the defense of Bharat Mata. Hindus are making fun of brahmins that brahmins are always behind their a s s and kneeldown in the front of foreign countries like Israel for survival.
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                          Murthy
                          Jul 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm
                          All true brahmins should migrate to the border areas to demonstrate to Hindus that they too can sacrifice themselves in the defense of Bharat Mata. Hindus are making fun of brahmins that brahmins are always behind their a s s and kneeldown in the front of foreign countries like Israel for survival.
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