JAMMU, Mar 5: An Army soldier was injured as Pakistan army again violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling and firing of small arms on forward posts and villages at Nowshera and Krishna Ghati sectors in Rajouri and Poonch districts respectively.
The unprovoked firing from across the border was retaliated very effectively and strongly by the Indian troops at all the places in Nowshera and Krishna Ghati sectors.
Official sources said an Army jawan, guarding a forward post in Kalal area of Nowshera sector, suffered a bullet injury in the firing from across the border and was subsequently admitted to a hospital.
Sources said Pakistani troopers first targeted forward posts and villages in Nowshera around 11:30 am and the cross-border skirmishes continued for some time.
Pakistani army also initiated shelling with mortars and small arms in Krishna Ghati sector around 6 pm, they said.
They added that the Indian Army retaliated strongly but the casualties on the Pakistani side could not be ascertained immediately.
There has been a spurt in ceasefire violation by Pakistan after India’s air strike at Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist camp in Balakote on February 26 in a preemptive action following the February 14 suicide bombing in Pulwama in which 44 CRPF personnel were martyred.
Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured in over 60 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC last week.