Army officer among two injured in Pak firing along LoC

A mortar shell explodes at Shahpur near LoC in Poonch sector on Thursday. -Excelsior/Gurjit Bhajan

JAMMU: An Army officer and a porter were injured Sunday as Pakistan army resorted to heavy mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts, officials said.

While the colonel-rank officer was injured in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, the 25-year-old porter suffered splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near him in Keri sector of Rajouri district, they said.

Both the injured were evacuated to a hospital and their condition was stated to be “stable”, the officials said (AGENCIES)