Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch; 3 children killed, 9 injured

Indian and Pakistan troops traded heavy fire on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Oct 02, 2017, 15:01 PM IST
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch; 3 children killed, 9 injured

Jammu: Three children - including a nine-year-old boy and a teenage girl - were killed and nine others injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kerni and Digwar sectors of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir early Monday.

The Pakistani forces opened fire and lobbed mortars at dozens of villages and posts along the LoC.

Indian forces have been strongly retaliating to the firing from across the border.

A police spokesman said the Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and heavy firing and shelling from across the border in Dhigwar, Kerni and Shahpur sectors around 0650 hours.

Till August 1, there were 285 violations by Pakistani forces while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to Army figures.