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J&K: Four injured in ceasefire violation in Poonch district

The injured included three labourers and a woman in the Mankote area, a police officer said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: October 18, 2017 12:10 IST ]
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Four civilians were injured today as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control and shelled civilian hamlets in the Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The injured included three labourers and a woman in the Mankote area, a police officer said.

"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0745 hours in Bhimbher Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district," a spokesman said.

The firing was still on, the official said, adding that the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the provocation.

The heavy firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army was intermittently targeting civilian and forward areas in Balakote, Basooni, Sandote, Manjakote areas, a police officer said.

Last week, the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in the Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC), deliberately targeting villages of Basauni and Sandot in the Balakote area resulting in injuries to two children and two teenagers.

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