J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan; 3 killed, 8 injured
Pakistani forces opened fire and hurled mortars targeting several border villages and Indian posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Three minors have been killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan while at least eight others were injured in Shahpur, Kerni, Qasba, and Digwar sectors. Indian troops are retaliating strongly to the firing from across the border. Read more!
Unprovoked shelling and firing
A spokesman said, "After the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions, Indian military retaliated strongly and effectively." According to sources shelling and fire exchanges are still going on. Meanwhile, Indian forces also killed an infiltrator in the Keran sector.
Firing, shelling by Pakistan sparks panic among residents
A police official said heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani forces across the border began around 6:50 am. The ceasefire violation triggered panic among border residents and killed three children. The injured civilians have been rushed to a hospital and referred to Government Medical College Hospital for specialized treatment. The condition of three of the injured is said to be critical.
Spike in ceasefire violations by Pakistan
There has been a sharp rise in the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2017. As of 1 August, there were 285 such violations by the Pakistani troops, whereas the total number for the entire year of 2016 was comparatively less at 228.Share this timeline