Pakistan Army Resorts To Unprovoked Ceasefire At Poonch Sector
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Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control in Shahpu Kandi area of the border Pòonch district on Sunday morning. The incident happened less than 12 hours after a grenade attack in Poonch that injured pilgrims on their way to the Buddha Amarnath shrine.
Confirming this, defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that the ceasefire violation came during the wee hours, with Pakistan resorting to small arms fire. However, there was no loss or damage on the Indian side.
About Sunday’s attack, sources said that nearly half a dozen forward Indian positions were affected due to unprovoked Pakistani firing which came around 3 am. The injured woman was identified as Kasim Jan (45) of village Qasba.
“Kasim Jan , a resident of Shahpur village, was injured when she was hit by the splinters of a mortar shell fired from across the border this morning,” a police officer said.
She was immediately evacuated and shifted to District Hospital Poonch, where her condition was stated to be stable, he said.