Four hurt in Pakistan shelling along LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts

One woman was among four wounded civilians as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms were burned at various locations along the line of control in Poonch and Rajouri neighborhoods on Sunday night.

Senior police officials reported that four civilians were injured by splinters during the mortar at the LoC in Poonch. Emphasizing that the parts of the police rushed to take them to the hospital, they said that their condition was stable.

Bombings on the Pakistani side began around 6 pm and the explosions caused by this phenomenon were audible even in the city of Poonch. Sources said the entire border of the Shahpur and Kerni areas falling to the extreme left of the town of Poonch was affected.

The injured were Jameel Ahmed and Parvez Akhtar, both residents of Bandi Chechian, as well as Zahid Hussain Shah and Mohammad Qasim, both residents of Qasba. Some houses also appeared to be damaged, but details were expected.

According to one source, the affected areas included Digwar, Noorkote, Khari, Karmara, Bandi Chechian, Qasba and Kerni. The bombardment of mortars and light weapons fired from the other side of the LoC occurred until 9 am, although the intensity of the weapons was reduced considerably.

Meanwhile, Pakistani troops also resort to mortar bombing and light weapons in the Nowshera area of the Rajouri district at night. However, there were no injuries or damage to the Indian side in the region, sources said, adding that the shooting here lasted only half an hour.

In both places, the Indian army responded effectively and strongly, the sources added. Significantly, less than 24 hours after India and Pakistan held a flag-level meeting of the battalion commander at Chakkan Da Bagh in Poonch on August 23 and agreed to maintain peace and tranquility throughout Pakistan. were hit by a new ceasefire blast.

On Saturday, Pakistani Rangers used unprovoked small arms in the Pollo area. However, in a retaliatory fire, BSF claimed to have killed three Pakistani Rangers.

Due to repeated incidents of Pakistan’s violation of the ceasefire along the LoC in the Poonch district, there was no crossing of travel and trade between Chakkan Da Bagh on both sides of the Poonch-Rawalakot route for two months.

One hundred and sixteen passengers from Pakistan occupied Kashmir, who came from the Indian side through Chakkan Da Bagh and were stranded on the Indian side of the last seven weeks have been sent home by the Uri-Muzaffarabad road last Monday.

Since May 1 of this year, nine people, including four soldiers, were killed and 12 wounded in the mortar bombing did not shout and indiscriminate small arms were burned at regular intervals on the Indian side of the Control Line of troops in the districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

Last week, a young commissioner and a woman were killed in Pakistani bombing in the areas of Krishna Ghati and Mendhar, respectively.

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