J-K ceasefire violation: Soldier, girl killed as Pak troops shell areas along LoC in Poonch

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Jammu, July 17: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistan on Monday resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Poonch's Balakote and Rajouri's Manjakote, killing an army jawan and a 7-year-old girl during the ongoing firing.

Indian, Pakistani army trade heavy fire on LoC

Two civilians were also injured in the firing at Poonch where the little girl was killed.

A jawan was killed in firing at Rajouri. The army said soldier Mudasir Ahmad was hit when mortar shells landed on his bunker at around 7.30 am. The 37-year-old father of two was a brave and sincere soldier and "loved his job to the core", the army said.

Pakistan, initiating the attack, resorted to unprovoked targeting of the Indian positions on the LoC in Bhimber Gali sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said.

"The indiscriminate firing using small arms, automatics and mortars that started from 7.30 a.m. is still on," Mehta added.

The Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively, he added.


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