Army officer among two wounded in Pakistan shooting at LoC in J & K

JAMMU: An Army Officer And A Porter Were Wounded Like Sunday Pakistan The Army Resorted To Heavy Mortar Shelling And Small Arms That Fire At Outposts And Villages Along The Line Of Control (LoC) In And Rajouri Districts Jammu And Kashmir, Officials Said.

While The Colonel-rank Officer Was Injured In The Krishna Ghati Sector In The Poonch District, The 25-year-old Porter Sustained Splinter Injuries When A Mortar Grenade Near Him Exploded In The Keri Sector Of The Rajouri District, They Said.

Both Wounded Were Evacuated To A Hospital And Their Condition Was Labeled As" Stable," The Officials Said.

Earlier, A Defense Spokesman Said Pakistan Violated Ceasefire By Resorting To Unprovoked Shelling And Firing From Across The Border Into The Two Sectors Around 11 A.m., Prompting The To Give A Befitting Response.

The Officials Said The Shelling In Both Sectors Was Fierce, Causing Panic Among People Who Were Asked To Stay Inside To Prevent Any Accident.

The Cross-border Shooting Stopped Around 1.15 Hour. In The Krishna Ghati Sector, Only To Resume Around 3.25 Pm. Until 5.15 Pm, They Said.

Army Porter Mohammad Mahroof, An Inhabitant Of The Challas Village, Sustained Splinter Injuries When A Mortar Near Him Exploded In The Keri Sector, The Official Said, Adding That He Received Immediate Medical Assistance And Was Later Evacuated To An Army Hospital.

Two Residential Houses Were Also Damaged, While A Few Cattle Also Perished In Pakistan, Which Was Still Continuing Intermittently, The Officials Said.

They Said The Casualties Suffered By Pakistan In The Retaliatory Action Was Not Known Immediately.

Ending About A Fortnight-long Lull, Pakistan On Thursday Targeted Shahpur And Kirni Sectors Of Poonch Followed By Firing In Qasba Sector In The Same District The Next Day.

Ten People, Including Four Soldiers, Have Been Killed And Over 50 People Injured In Rajouri And Poonch Districts Since India & February 26 Air Strike On A JeM Terror Camp In Pakistan & Balakot In Response To The Terror Strike Left 40 CRPF Personnel Dead.

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