Two porters injured as Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch


Jammu and Kashmir: The Pakistan Army on Thursday again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation across Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpur Kerni sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, injuring two porters working with the Indian Army, officials said.

The injured, identified as Muhammad Farooq and Mushtaq Ahmad – both residents of Mandi tehsil – were shifted to District Hospital Poonch for treatment.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatic weapons from 11:45 am in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC),” a senior army officer said.

Indian Army personnel guarding the border retaliated strongly and effectively. “The firing stopped at 11:55 am,” he said.

On September 4, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice by firing at forward posts along the LoC in Degwar and Maldalyan areas in Poonch and along the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu, Indian security forces to retaliate.

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