Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, two injured

Srinagar/Jammu, Jun 30: Two women got injured when Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control at Uri in Baramulla district and in Poonch district. Official sources said that Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy shelling targeting forward posts and border villages along the LoC in Uri sector this morning.
They said one woman, identified as Shakeela Begum, was injured in the shelling. She was immediately taken to a local hospital from where she was referred to a hospital in Srinagar.
Indian troops also retaliated and the exchange of fire between India and Pakistan continued for some time.
Meanwhile a woman also got injured as Pakistan today violated the ceasefire, targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and automatic weapons along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Indian troops effectively retaliated. “The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 0415 hours on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector,” a Defence spokesman said.
A 35-year-old woman identified as Naseem Akhtar suffered splinter injured when a shell exploded near her house in Basooni hamlet of Balakote sub-sector, police officials said.
A water tank was also damaged in a shell fired by the Pakistan Army.
Panic has gripped locals due to heavy shelling by the Pakistan Army.
Yesterday, two Indian Army jawans were injured when Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled mortars on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district.
On June 27, Pakistani had violated the ceasefire by shelling areas along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector.
There have been 23 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in June besides a cross-LoC attack.