| Updated: Feb 4, 2018, 21:09 IST

Highlights

  • Three Army personnel were martyred and two others injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC in J&K’s Rajouri district
  • Earlier, a jawan and two civilians were injured as Pakistani army targeted forward posts and villages in Poonch and Rajouri

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NEW DELHI: Three Army personnel were martyred and two others were injured in Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Sunday.

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Rajouri district’s Bhimber Gali sector and the Indian casualties occured in the ensuing exchange of fire.

Earlier, a jawan and two civilians were injured as Pakistani army targeted forward posts and villages in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

The injured civilians were identified as Shahnaz Bano (15) and Yasin Arif (14), residents of Islamabad village, a police official told PTI. Both of them were hospitalised.

A Defence spokesman said Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatics, and mortars around 1110 hours. The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, he said.

Fourteen persons, including eight civilians, were killed and over 70 injured in intense shelling by Pakistan along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts and LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts between January 18 to 22 this year.

While there were no ceasefire violations by Pakistan reported along the IB since January 22, intermittent shelling has taken place along the LoC.

(With PTI inputs)

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