Pakistan again violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch

Joanna Estrada
November 17, 2017

All schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district were shut down on Friday due to shelling from the Pakistani side, report claimed.

According to the officials, the casualties occurred in Poonch district's Abasspur town which is the same area where an elderly woman was killed in firing by Indian troops two days earlier.

Pakistan has resorted to cross-border firing and shelling targeting posts and villages along the LoC in Poonch sector for the third consecutive day on Friday, he said. The firing is still on, he said.

There have been almost 300 incidents of ceasefire violations along the border in 2017.

Before that, Union home minister Rajnath Singh asked the Border Security Force (BSF) and army to avoid opening first fire but respond well if Pakistan fired even a single bullet at India during his visit to the area in September.

A girl was injured when Pakistani troops opened fire from small arms along the LoC in Karmara belt of Poonch district on 31 October.

The 55-year-old widow of a police constable, Rashida Begum, was critically injured in Taroti Bala Galli village after shrapnel from a mortar shell hit her but she succumbed to her wounds on way to the hospital.

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