5 of family killed in cross border firing in Poonch

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Srinagar: Five Members of a family were Sunday Killed and two others injured in Pakistani troops firing and mortar shelling along the line of control (LOC) in Balakote sector of border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

Deputy Commissioner Poonch said that a mortar shell fired by Pakistani troops hit a residential house of Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan in Lower Devta area of Balakote sector in Poonch district today morning,

The deceased were identified as 35-year-old Mohammad Ramzan S/o Abdullaha, his wife Malika Bi, 32, and their three son’s 14-years-old Abdul Rehman, 12-years-old Mohammad Rizwan and 7-years-old Razaq Ramzan.

The injured have been identified as Nasreen Kouser, 11 and Mehreen Kousar, 5, daughters of Mohammad Ramzan.

Reports said, the Pakistani troops breached border ceasefire in Balakote sector at around 7.45 am.

The Pakistani troops are targeting the civilian areas. There has been surge in ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops along the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani troops have also breached border ceasefire in Rajouri sector and are targeting army positions and civilian areas with gunfire and mortar shells.

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