STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling on civilian areas and forward posts in two sectors along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Monday, an Army official said. This came a day after the Indian Army in a major counter-offensive after Pakistan’s unprovoked firing carried out heavy artillery strikes targeting four terror launch pads and several Pakistani military positions in Neelam Valley in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), killing six to 10 of their soldiers and as many terrorists.
“Today, at about 3.45 PM, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Qasba and Kirni sectors of Poonch district,” the Army official said.
He said the Indian Army is retaliating befittingly.
On Saturday, Pakistan military had resorted to firing in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control to assist infiltration by terrorists, martyring two Indian Army personnel and killing a civilian. Three others were also injured in the attack.
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