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Pakistan shells LoC areas in Poonch for third day

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Pakistani troops today opened fire from and shelled mortars at forward posts and villages along the in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The is retaliating effectively and the firing is still on, a Defence Spokesman said.

"Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0845 hours in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)", the spokesman said.

Yesterday, an Army jawan was killed when Army violated the ceasefire along the in Poonch.

Chemjung, who was grievously injured in the Pakistani shelling, succumbed to injuries in Poonch.

On October two, two minors were killed and 12 civilians injured in cross-border shelling by along the in Poonch district.

Five children were among the injured, the youngest being five-year-old Zobia Kousar.

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 10:57 IST