JAMMU, Aug 7: A 65-year old man was killed as Pakistan army resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in forward villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting the Indian army to retaliate befittingly.
There was heavy mortar shelling on forward villages along the LoC in Mankote sector of Mendher tehsil tonight.
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In the heavy shelling, one person named Mohmmad Sadeeq of Tain-Mankote area died on the spot due to splinter injuries SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral said..
Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC by firing with small arms & shelling with mortars in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch around 2045 hours tonight.
The Indian Army retaliated befittingly.
There was another incident of unprovoked shelling by the Pakistan army this morning.
“At about 0630 hours today, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & shelling with mortars along LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district,” a Defence spokesperson said.
For three consecutive days from Tuesday to Thursday, Pakistan troops shelled forward areas along LoC in Qasba, Krishnagati, Balakote, Mankote, Mendhar, Kirni and sectors of Poonch district and Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district respectively.
Earlier this month, one jawan was martyred in firing by Pakistan in Rajouri sector along LoC.
On July 11, two women were killed when Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in different sectors in Poonch district.
On July 10, an Army man was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.
Meanwhile, security forces today busted a terror hideout during an operation in Poonch district and seized two AK-47 rifles and four magazines.
SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral said the hideout was busted during a joint cordon and search operation by the Army and the Special Operations Group of Police in Upper Kalssa forest area of Mangnar top.
Two AK-47 rifles and 4 magazines were recovered, he said.
Angral said the operation was carried out on a specific input and it helped foil militants’ plans of creating disturbance in the area.