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Army major, BSF jawan injured in Pak shelling in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An and a BSF jawan were injured as Pakistani troops shelled forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Thursday.

The violated ceasefire for a third consecutive day Thursday, inviting a strong retaliation from Indian forces, they said.

"One and a constable of BSF were injured as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Tarkundi forward area of Balakote sector late Thursday," an Army said.

Both of them were shifted to 166 at Jammu and their condition is stated to be stable, the officials said.

The incident happened in forward post of '3 BUMP' at around I pm.

According to sources, the duo was reportedly injured in sniping.

On Wednesday as well, Pakistani troops had fired on and shelled the Kalal forward area in Nowshera sector of district twice, the officials said.

The continuous shelling and firing on villages has set in a fear psychosis among the border dwellers.

With the latest incident, Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling along the LoC in Poonch seven of first 10 days of the new year.

The fired on forward posts along the district on Tuesday as well.

Despite repeated calls, made during Indo-Pak flag meetings, for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, the Indo-Pak border areas witnessed shelling and firing.

The of northern commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, had Monday visited forward areas along the LoC and reviewed security situation in Jammu and districts, officials said.

Accompanied by Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, Lt Gen visited forward posts of and Akhnoor sectors to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation, they said.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 00:55 IST
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