Pak violates truce, fires mortars on LoC

GJ Report
Jammu, Jul 9: In yet another ceasefire violation incident, Pakistan today shelled forward Indian posts by firing unprovoked on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistan Army this evening at around 1840 hours initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Poonch sector along the Line of Control,” defence spokesman here said.
He said that Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively to cross border firing.
Yesterday a couple died and three daughters got injured in Pakistani firing in Mendhar area of Poonch.
Meanwhile in retaliatory fire from India, two Pakistani soldiers have reportedly been killed, five injured and as many civilians also died across the border.
There have been 23 incidents of ceasefire violations, one BAT (Border Action Team) attack and two infiltration bids by Pakistan in June in which four people, including three jawans, have been killed and 12 injured.
On June 29, two Indian Army jawans were injured when Pakistani troops fired at forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch.
Three days earlier, on June 26, the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr, the Pakistani Army fired small arms and automatic weapons and shelled mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Sigh has condemned the killing of an army jawan and his wife yesterday in the border district of Poonch in the cross border firing.
In a message, the Deputy Chief Minister has expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.
Dr Singh also condemned the attack on security forces in Bandipora district of Kashmir where several security personnel got injured.
He said that the designs of the anti national forces will not be allowed to succeed and they would be dealt sternly.