October 2017 News

Soldier, Civilian Killed In LOC Firing In Poonch

12 October 2017

Poonch: An Army jawan and a civilian porter were killed in firing from across Line of Control in forward areas of Poonch district on Thursday. 'The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatics from 1035 hours in Krishnagati sector along the Line of Control (LoC)', a defence spokesman said here on the ceasefire violation. He said that the Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. 'Firing is still on,' the spokesman said. A jawan and a civilian porter died in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan today morning in the sector, he said. On October 6, Pakistani troops had opened fire in Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district, and on October 4, three Army jawans were injured in unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Poonch sector. In a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch on October 3 an Army jawan was killed, a day after two minors died and 12 civilians were injured in cross-border shelling. The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.