JAMMU, Feb 22: Pakistan army continued to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in several forward areas of Poonch district for second consecutive day today prompting effective retaliation from the Indian side. However, civilians remained confined to their houses in view of intermittent mortar shelling.
Though no casualties or damage was reported on the Indian side, the continued Pakistan shelling in Kasba, Kirni and Digwar sub sectors of Poonch created panic among the border dwellers, who had to confine themselves to houses and bunkers for second straight day.
The Indian Army retaliated shelling and firing at all the places to silence the Pakistani guns.
Pakistani troops were reported to have suffered some damages in Indian retaliation but exact details were not available.
Yesterday, three Pakistan army personnel were killed and 14 others injured in the Army retaliation across Poonch and Kupwara sectors.