Civilian seriously injured when Pak violates the ceasefire for the third consecutive day

JAMMU: A 65-year-old civilian was seriously injured Sunday when the Pakistan Army attacked posts and villages in two sectors along the Control Line (LoC) in the district and Kashmir, authorities said.

This was Pakistan's third in the border district in the same number of days, which provoked an appropriate response from those who reportedly injured two Pakistan Army officers.

Jamal-ud-din suffered splinter injuries to his chest when a mortar shell exploded near him in the Qasba sector on Sunday night, a police official said, adding that he was referred to the Faculty hospital. Government Medicine in Jammu to receive specialized treatment since his condition was declared to be critical.

Around 4 p.m., Pakistan initiated a non-provoked ceasefire violation by firing small arms and bombing with mortars in the Shahpur and Qasba sectors of Poonch, a defense spokesman said.

He said the Indian army retaliated accordingly and that there were cross-border bombings from both sides when the latest reports were received.

In a tweet, the Director General (DG) of Pakistan, Public Relations of Inter Services (ISPR), General of Asif Ghafoor Division, said two Pakistan Army officers were injured in shots by the Indian army in the Rakhchikri and Rawalakot sectors throughout the LoC.

On Saturday, Pakistan attacked the Shahpur and Kirni sectors, while a day earlier fired mortars and small arms for almost an hour in the Balakote sector.