Two minors killed and 12 injured in Pak ceasefire violation

Wednesday, 04 Oct, 2017

A BSF jawan was on Monday injured in sniper firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. A five-year-old is the youngest among the injured.

Police said all the injured have been taken to hospital. Indian side too retaliated strongly in response to "unprovoked" ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army on a day when the entire nation was paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary. Pakistan also claimed to have lost six civilians in Indian shelling on September 21 on the International Border.

Elsewhere in Kashmir, the Indian Army reported that they killed five militants in shootouts just miles from the border between Kashmir and Pakistan. "Yesterday's people reflecting antiquated mindsets of the bygone times are symbolic of what holds us all back", she said.

The DC said he again appealed people today to move to safer places. "They don't want to leave their houses and cattle", he said.

Pakistan has denied the charge of violating ceasefire along the LoC, saying that Indian troops started firing in Poonch-Rawlakote area.

On October 2 ceasefire violation three civilians (all minors) were killed and 8 persons had suffered serious injuries in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch.

The heavy cross-border firing and mortar shelling from Pakistan's side began around 650 hours, triggering panic among border residents. The other three included Yasir Ahmed, 13, Mohammad Sadiq, 16, and another Mohammad Sadiq, 51, who were injured at bagialdara in Digwar.