Pak violates ceasefire, fires mortar shells

Jammu/Islamabad, Feb 14: India and Pakistan on Saturday traded accusations of violating ceasefire along the border area.

Pakistani Rangers fired two to three mortar shells in Nowapind border outpost area along the International Border in R S Pura sector of the district tonight, BSF PRO S Yadav said.


The shells exploded at an isolated areas and did not caused any casualty or injury to anyone on this side, he said adding that the BSF did not retaliate.

Meanwhile, Pakistan army today claimed that a 60-year-old civilian was killed today in alleged firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC).

60-year old Muhammad Aslam was killed in Polas village in Rawlakot sector this afternoon, Pakistan army said in a statement.

"He received three bullets in abdomen while he was cutting grass and wood 100-150 metres towards our side of LoC," it said.

Pakistan also lodged a protest with India through diplomatic channels over the civilian's death, Pakistan's Foreign Office said in a statement.


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