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Three civilians injured in Pak shelling along LoC in J-K's Pooch

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Three civilians, including two women, were injured Friday when Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and civilian areas with mortars and small arms firing along the (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's district, drawing strong retaliation from the

With using heavy weaponry and 120 mm mortar bombs targeting civilian areas, people have been advised to stay indoors, officials said.

"At about 0830 hours, initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing with small arms along the LoC in Swajian sector of Poonch," PRO defence said.

The is effectively retaliating, he said.

Three persons, including two women, identified as Tasveer Akhtar, 19, and Shabina Akhtar, 18, of Chapprian village, were injured in the Pakistani shelling and they have been hospitalised, officials said.

A house of one Gani Mir suffered damages in Chapprian-Sawjian forward belt, they said.

As often targets civilian areas, people of the Chapprian-Sawjian area are demanding construction of bunkers for their safety.

We are living along the zero line near the border fencing but have no protective enclosures like bunkers, said of Chapprian village.

Two persons were injured when Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling along the LoC in the forward area in Digwar sector of last Friday.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 15:45 IST