Jammu: Soldier Injured in Pakistan ceasefire


JAMMU: A soldier of the Indian Army was wounded after Pakistani troops Fired on the military in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Saturday, breaking the ceasefire.

“Pakistan opened unprovoked fire in Nowshera Sector at three locations this morning from 0500 hrs,” defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said.

Small arms, automatics and mortars were used, Mehta said, adding that Indian troops “appropriately responded with similar calibre while no casualties or injuries so far”.

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Johnny Williams, inspector general, incharge Rajouri-Poonch range said, “Pakistan opened fire and shot mortars at three places on the LoC in Naushera. Now, they are firing at Jangral post”. “The situation is being monitored closely and if it turns critical then we will evacuate the villagers”, he added.

Rajouri deputy commissioner Shabir Ahmed Bhat said that presently the fire is traded post to post between Pakistani and Indian armies on the ridge.

Then by around 5pm, another incident of crossborder firing was reported in Naushera and KILOGRAM Sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts respectively “using small arms, automatics and mortars”, Mehta informed. 

Shooting stopped at KG Sector at 8pm but irregularly continued in Naushera Sector of Rajouri district. Rifleman Dharender Bisht of 2/9 Gurkha Rifles was harmed in Pak firing in Bhudwaal forward post of Khour area in Pallanwala sector in Akhnoor on Tuesday evening. He was evacuated by army specialists and admitted to armed forces hospital in Akhnoor.

Additionally there were no firing after 7. 35 pm on LoC in Pallanwala sector, Mehta said, adding that the Indian troops were “appropriately responding to them”.

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