Soldier, porter killed in Pak firing on LoC

Jawan Porter Killed 6 Injured As Pak Targets Line Of Control Posts In Poonch

The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively. The exchange of fire is on he said

Police said Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate shelling and firing in Balakote sector of Poonch district on Saturday evening, in which the children were injured.

Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC and the Working Boundary in 2003.

Heavy shelling by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday forced the authorities to shut schools in forward areas.

These back to back violations by the Pakistani Army near the residential area by the LoC, has forced the residents to flee the area and move to places far from border to save their lives.

The Indian Army also targeted Rawalkot Poonch Crossing Point (RPCP) and the visitors' stand at RPCP, the statement added.

But during the cross firing a mortar shell fired by the Pakistani army directly hit a house in Khanater area of Balakote inflicting severe injuries to three minor's kids. Pakistani troops have opened fire over 600 times till September 30, a Home Ministry official had said.

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on October 4 that during the past two weeks, Indian forces have increasingly targeted civilian areas on the Pakistani side in the disputed Kashmir, resulting in the deaths of 13 civilians.

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